Aldevron News: History

Aldevron Honored at 2021 State of the State Address for its 40+ COVID-19 Programs

The Joint Session of the State of North Dakota’s 67th Legislative Assembly held its opening sessions earlier this week, and featured Governor Doug Burgum’s 2021 State of the State address. Burgum reflected on the progress and challenges of the past year, calling for bold action and investments in infrastructure and other priorities to position the state for a bright future.

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Aldevron to Divest its Antibody Discovery Unit

Aldevron, a leading manufacturer of plasmid DNA, proteins and mRNA, today announced the sale of its Germany based antibody discovery businessBrian Walters, current president of the business unit and longtime employee of Aldevronled a group of investors to purchase the business for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is effective immediately.  

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Kevin Ballinger to Assume CEO Role at Aldevron; Michael Chambers to become Executive Chairman

Attracting one of med-tech’s most accomplished executives, Aldevron has named Kevin Ballinger as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 13, 2020. Aldevron’s co-founder, Michael Chambers, has been named Executive Chairman of the board. Chambers initiated the transition to allow him to focus on innovation, corporate strategy and working with clients and industry thought leaders to develop new technologies that enable genetic medicine. Ballinger will assume day-to-day operational leadership of Aldevron, facilitating the company’s rapid growth.

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Aldevron’s Second GMP Manufacturing Facility Buildout Reaches Major Milestone

In June of 2019, Aldevron announced its massive 14-acre campus expansion. The construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony in August of 2019, launching the buildout of the campus’ second GMP manufacturing facility. This 189,000 square-foot, two-story building is slated to increase Aldevron’s GMP and GMP-Source production capacity up to 10 times its current output. In December of 2019, a major milestone was reached when structural steel beams were installed (pictured).

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Forum Report: Aldevron's Expansion Could Equate to $500 Million for Region

News report courtesy Forum Communication, written by Barry Amundson. Published August 29, 2019

Tax incentive supporters are putting the pressure on to show that programs being offered to businesses and developers are not only going to eventually provide impressive property tax payments but also provide positive ripple effects in the community.

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Aldevron Breaks Ground on 14-Acre Campus Expansion

Fargo, N.D., based company increasing capacity to better serve
rapidly growing biotech industry

Aldevron officially broke ground on its 14-acre campus expansion at its global headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, August 19. Three buildings are planned, with construction of its next GMP manufacturing facility starting first.

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