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Veloxity Labs opening as Peoria’s first biotech research lab

A chemist with specialized skills, Mitch Johnson couldn’t find the right job in central Illinois – so he decided to create one. 

Johnson and his business partner, Shane Needham, are the founders of Veloxity Labs, Peoria’s first biotech Contract Research Organization. CRO’s provide high-tech laboratory services to pharmaceutical companies and other researchers who need specialized analysis of medical samples. The business, which will begin serving clients March 1, could eventually serve researchers from all over the world. 

Originally published by PJStar on 2/15/2022

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