Abbott Laboratories, the multinational company that makes COVID-19 diagnostic tests in Scarborough and Westbrook, is making plans for a different kind of testing at a vacant office building in South Portland.

The Chicago-based medical device manufacturer has signed a long-term lease for an 11.4-acre site at 65 Gannett Drive, the site’s owner, Portland real estate firm J.B. Brown & Sons, confirmed to Mainebiz on Monday. The property, in the Gannett Drive Business Park, includes a 34,800-square-foot office building, which Abbott plans to expand with 18,000 square feet of lab space. Read more