Wednesday, December 11, 2019

UPDATE. Exact Sciences Colorguard processing lab December site visit

From the Woodman's parking lot on Watts Road, Madison WI

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

11/27/2019 update starts here

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Exact Sciences could double Cologuard lab space along Beltline, by Shelley K. Mesch. (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/14/2019)
Even before current construction is finished, Exact Sciences is planning for another stage of expansion at one of its Madison campuses, which could about double its lab space. 
Exact Sciences would build up to 235,200 square feet at a lab at its Discovery Campus site, near Schroeder Road and the Beltline, to expand its capacity to process Cologuard tests, which check for blood and DNA biomarkers in stool for signs of colorectal cancer. 
The Discovery Campus lab and warehouse at 650 Forward Lane opened to workers in June, but renovations and construction continue at an employee amenities building and the office and call center at 1 Exact Lane.

11/8/2019 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy

Exact Science's Cologuard test approved for ages 45 and up, expanding market 22%.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/23/2019)
Exact Sciences employs more than 2,500 people, including about 1,800 in the Madison area. 
The company opened a second Cologuard processing lab this summer off Schroeder Road. A new headquarters, being built by University Research Park and to be leased to Exact Sciences, is expected to open at the West Side business park next year.

10/6/2019 update starts here

Photos and video by Retiring Guy

8/9/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Looking across the open space of the campus toward Schroeder Road

Full speed ahead at Exact Sciences: Building, hiring, developing new products.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/17/2019)

Exact plans to open its second Cologuard processing lab this month — a 113,000-square-foot clinical lab and 56,000-square-foot warehouse off Schroeder Road that eventually will raise the company’s processing capacity to 7 million samples a year.

7/7/2019 update starts here.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

6/28/2019 update starts here.

From across the Beltline (compare February 2019)

Exact Sciences reports revenue jumped nearly 80% for the first quarter.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/1/2019)
More than 100,000 people a month, on average, are being screened for colorectal cancer using Cologuard, the Madison company that makes the diagnostic test disclosed Tuesday. “Cologuard is changing how Americans get screened for colorectal cancer,” said Exact Sciences Corp. CEO and chairman Kevin Conroy.
Exact Sciences starts scouting for a third lab site, CEO Kevin Conroy says.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/4/2019)
Conroy said the third site would be used for the company’s future products, all of which are still in research and development. 
Company spokesman Scott Larrivee later declined to say what potential sites are under consideration or how quickly Exact wants to act on a third lab. Neither the city of Madison nor the Madison Region Economic Partnership is working with Exact on the project at this time.

5/10/2019 update starts here.

From Schroeder Road
Photos by Retiring Guy

From the end of the Forward Drive cul-de-sac

From across the Beltline

February 2019 update starts here.

View from the north side of the Beltline
Photos and video by Retiring Guy

View from Schroeder Road

On Forward Drive

On Rayovac Drive

12/16/2018 update starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

12/6/2018 update starts here.

View of construction taking place along the Beltline

10/17/2018 update starts here.

1st 2 photos taken on Schroeder Road
Photos and video by Retiring Guy

 Construction entrance at Rayovac Drive

8/8/2018 update starts here.

From Rayovac Drive looking east

From Schroeder Road looking north

From the end of the Forward Drive cul-de-sac

6/24/2018 update, " Exact Sciences construction progress as seen from 3 vantage points", starts here.

From Schroeder Road to where Forward Drive dead-ends at the Beltline

Photos by Retiring Guy

Exact Sciences' construction projects top $300 million.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/28/2018)
The Madison company is putting an addition onto its Cologuard processing lab on Badger Road and is building a new lab, offices and parking at the former site of Spectrum Brands headquarters, just off Schroeder Road. 
It also is expanding facilities at two of the three buildings the company occupies in University Research Park, spokesman J.P. Fielder said.

5/6/2018 update, Exact Sciences construction progress as seen from Schroeder Road", starts here.

All photos by Retiring Guy

On Forward Drive, halfway between the Beltline and Schroeder Road

4/11/2018 update starts here.

3/15/2018 update starts here.

Stopped the 1st video too soon.  Didn't realize there was some demolition going on just ahead.

1/3/2018 update starts here.

Video by Retiring Guy

Exact Sciences unveils more building plans at former Spectrum Brands site.  (, 12/23/2017)
Exact is submitting plans to the city to construct a 77,000-square-foot addition onto the existing four-story office building at 1 Exact Lane, formerly 601 Rayovac Drive. The offices used to house the headquarters for consumer products company Spectrum Brands, now in Middleton. 
Exact bought the property in November and is updating the structure, which sat vacant for four years. Exact already has moved several hundred of its call center and administrative employees there. 

Source:  Potter Lawson

Original 11/8/2017 post, "You'll soon see an Exact Science facility from the Beltline", starts here.

 Or from Rayovac Drive, as I filmed it.

Exact Sciences chooses former Spectrum Brands site in Madison for new lab. (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/7/2017)
Exact will build a second laboratory at the site to process its Cologuard DNA-based stool test to screen for colorectal cancer, as the Wisconsin State Journal reported in October. 
The new lab will create 250 jobs “over time,” Exact CEO Kevin Conroy said in an interview.
The company also is remodeling the four-story office building at 601 Rayovac Drive that had housed Spectrum Brands’ headquarters, and it will tear down the aging, adjacent building, at 630 Forward Drive, that had served as Spectrum Brands’ research and development center. A parking ramp will go up in its place.

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