Salt Lake City-based ARUP Laboratories traditionally has done all of its work in Utah, but it’s about to open a second office, and it happens to be in Wichita.
“We’re a medical testing laboratory owned by the University of Utah,” says Curtis Hansen, facilities manager.
He says there was a company here that had a number of cytogeneticists and eliminated their positions.
“These folks are hard to find,” Hansen says.
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“We contacted them and arranged for them to be part of ARUP,” he says. “Their preference was to stay in Wichita.”
The eight employees will go through training in Salt Lake City while their new office at the Northrock office building at 8111 E. 32nd St. North is remodeled.
While ARUP does all sorts of diagnostic testing, Hansen says the Wichita office will do cytogenetic testing, and employees will be analyzing digital images of cells.
“They’ll just be looking at cells on the computer screen to see if they can see any … problems,” Hansen says.
The Wichita office will be 1,610 square feet.
Chad Stafford and Stephanie Wise of Occidental Management and John O’Rourke of NAI Martens handled the deal at the Occidental property.
Stafford says Occidental started renovation on Northrock in late 2007.
He says the ARUP lease is the final one at the 80,000-square-foot complex.
“It bring this building to 100 percent occupancy,” Stafford says. “We’re pretty pumped.”