and Sen. John Kerry will be on hand this morning as Thermo Fisher Scientific holds the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on its new Tewksbury Center of Excellence on Radcliffe Road.
The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Also scheduled to attend is Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District), as well as local public officials.
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Thermo Fisher brings with them 400 jobs, and as part of the tax incentive deal, has pledged to add another 100 jobs over the next five years at the Tewksbury site. The company, which specializes in scientific technology, employees more than 39,000 workers around the globe.
According to information supplied by the company, the Tewksbury Center of Excellence will be home to, "Research, Development and Manufacturing of State-of-the-Art Portable Analytical Instruments."
In February, Thermo-Fisher unveiled "TruNarc," a hand-held analyzer that police can use to identify hard drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, in a matter of seconds. Company officials will be showing off "TruNarc" at the Monday ceremony.