Life Science Logistics (LSL), a national provider of healthcare supply-chain solutions, will open a 440,000 ft2 cold-storage facility in Clayton, Ind., in January 2022. The controlled-temperature plant, the company’s third in the Indianapolis area, is expected to create 50 to 100 jobs.

When combined with the company’s existing 526,299 ft2 at the Brownsburg, Ind., facility and the 189,458 ft2 at the Whitestown, Ind., facility, the Clayton location brings LSL’s total combined Indianapolis footprint of mixed-use, FDA-regulated storage and distribution space to more than 1 million ft2.

LSL points to the speed with which new FDA-approved pharmaceutical and medical devices are being brought to market, as well demand for storage and distribution services driven by COVID-19 and injectable drugs with “live” particulates requiring extreme freezes to preserve vaccine integrity as the primary drivers of growth.