DPS Group expands US HQ after major projects for Vibalogics and CRISPR Therapeutics

Published: 21-Sep-2022

The EPCMV firm has expanded its headquarters in Massachusetts, just outside Boston, to expand its design and technical services personnel

DPS Group, a global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries, has expanded its US headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts. This expansion is to accommodate and serve the needs of its clients in an expanding market.

Founded in 1974 in Dublin, Ireland to service the country’s burgeoning pharmaceutical sector, DPS Group opened its first office in the US in 2011 with a staff of less than 10 based in Framingham, Massachusetts (outside of Boston). The company has since grown its US presence to over 900 employees across eight offices in Albany, New York; Cary, North Carolina; Framingham, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Kansas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; and Wall Township, New Jersey.

“Over the past 10 years, our Boston client roster has grown year over year, and we continue to recruit talented staff to address the need for highly specialised design in the life science and biotech industries,” said Paul DePriest, Senior VP and Head of Boston Operations. “DPS has evolved from its process engineering roots to deliver services across the engineering and construction value chain, including feasibility studies, architecture, procurement, construction management, CQV, and client-side technical services."

Our Boston client roster has grown year over year, and we continue to recruit talented staff to address the need for highly specialised design in the life science and biotech industries

"With demand at an all-time high, our timely office expansion and addition of new top talent will allow us to better support our clients in the Greater Boston area and beyond," DePriest explained. "The DPS Boston office is the largest project centre serving this industry in the Northeast and that offers unique benefits to our clients they cannot find with other service providers. This recent expansion saw added real estate to accommodate significant growth with the Construction Management & CQV teams as well as continued expansion of design and technical services personnel.”

The Boston office has designed three facilities for clients which have been named category winners of the prestigious Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) from the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The CRISPR Therapeutics manufacturing facility in Framingham, Massachusetts was recognized as the category winner for innovation in 2022; ElevateBio’s BaseCamp, a state-of-the art cGMP development and manufacturing facility for novel therapeutic technologies, for operational excellence in 2021; and a new clinical development manufacturing facility for Moderna for facility of the future in 2019.

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Additional recent projects include a new, 118,000 sqft late-phase clinical and commercial manufacturing facility at 1414 Massachusetts Avenue in Boxborough, Mass. for Vibalogics, a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) and an 88,000 sqft Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) viral immunotherapy clinical manufacturing facility for Oncorus on the Innovation Park campus located at 4 Corporate Drive in Andover, Mass.

Serving high-tech industries around the world, DPS Group delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and facility start-up.

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