FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Biotech device maker Hardin Scientific Inc. will locate its new $11.6 million manufacturing and development operation in Green County, a project expected to create 50 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.
“Hardin Scientific combines cutting-edge science with the kind of business initiative we want to encourage more of in Kentucky,” said Gov. Bevin. “Companies like this are fueling our state’s rise to national distinction in research and advanced manufacturing. It is the entrepreneurs with big ideas, like those guiding Hardin Scientific, that are making this happen. It is great to see a homegrown product of one of Kentucky’s universities leading the way as we move into the future.”
The company will locate in a 40,000-square-foot spec building in Greensburg where it will manufacture T3-i7 Cell-Culture incubators, the first modular and internet-enabled device on the company’s platform. The device enables accurate reproduction of human-like body conditions for tissue culture, stem-cell research, protein expressions and genetics in the research, diagnostic and forensic industries.
Founder and CEO Aaron Hardin, a Berea, Ky. native, noted the Greensburg community’s hospitality and the logistical advantages of locating in Kentucky as major factors in the company decision.