Frederick County is excited to celebrate Ellume on their ribbon cutting ceremony at their first US location, focused on diagnostics tests for infectious diseases.
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at their new state-of-the-art facility, with remarks from Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, Representative from the Australian Embassy, and Ellume Founder & CEO Sean Parsons. “Maryland is open for business” shared Governor Larry Hogan “We are seeing further proof of that here today as Ellume, a respected global digital diganostics company, opens its very first U.S.-based manufacturing facility here in Frederick County.” Following this, Governor Hogan congratulated the team at Ellume, and thanked them for choosing Maryland to invest in.
County Executive Jan Gardner, expanded on the importance of these diagnostics tests, “I know how important these tests are as we gather with our families.” CE Gardner also acknowleded MATAN’s investment in creating Progress Labs, and she recognized the hard work from different County departments including Permitting and Planning and Office of Economic Development. By fast tracking the project, Ellume was able to get in the space and begin operations as soon as possible. In closing, CE Jan Gardner said, “Frederick County is really a great place to do business”.
Dr. Sean Parsons, Founder & CEO, shared his inspirational story of Ellume and how it all started 12 years ago with a patient in intensive care with the flu. This experience gave Dr. Parsons the idea to provide simple and affordable tests to avoid the spread of infectious diseases. In 2020, with the technology previously developed for diagnostics, the company hustled to adapt the product for the diagnostics of COVID-19. In 2021, Ellume had the opportunity to expand into the U.S. and Dr. Parsons shared, “success here in the U.S. would mean success around the world.”
Dr. Parsons expressed his excitement about their new location and the community citing, “Thank you to the team in Frederick, we could not recommend Frederick County more highly.” In closing, Dr. Parsons talked about the experience of getting into the new space. Since May 2021, when they signed the lease, despite the supply chain issues, shortages and workforce challenges the County was able to deliver. “We officially open the door to a healthy future,” shared Dr. Parsons.