Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated the grand opening of Ellume’s first manufacturing facility in the United States in Frederick County. The investment from Ellume, an Australia-based digital diagnostics company whose COVID-19 home test was the first to receive emergency use authorization from the FDA, is the result of the connections and partnerships established at the 2019 Governor’s Infrastructure Summit and Trade Mission to Australia.
“Maryland is open for business and we see further proof of that here today as Ellume, a respected global digital diagnostics company, opens its first-ever US-based manufacturing facility right here in Frederick County. said Governor Hogan. “I want to congratulate the entire team at Ellume, and I want to thank you for choosing to invest in our state and for helping to strengthen the already strong friendship, or friendship, between our two great nations.”
(Watch the governor’s remarks.)
Once fully operational, the fully modernized 180,000 square foot facility will have the capacity to produce 15 million in-home COVID-19 tests per month. Ellume is creating 200 new jobs in Maryland this year and expects to add 1,500 jobs in Maryland once it is operating at full capacity.
Ellume chose Frederick County as the location for its first US-based facility because Maryland is home to the FDA and world-class research centers, has one of the best biohealth clusters in America, and has the workforce- most educated workforce in America.