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GreenLight Biosciences Expands Footprint
The agricultural-tech company is expanding their greenhouse, laboratory and office space and expects to have a total of 60 employees by the end of 2022. “This additional capacity is a critical step in helping us capitalize on our solutions for agriculture to realize a food-secure future,” says Mark Singleton, head of plant health at RTP.
First-ever Pig-to-human Heart Transplant Offers Hope for Thousands in Need of Organs
The pig was provided by Blacksburg, Virginia, company Revivicor, a spinoff of United Therapeutics. The company raises pigs for transplant, and genetically modified the donor in 10 different spots before birth.
Jaguar Gene Therapy to Build $125.4 M, 200-Job Manufacturing Site in RTP
The fast-growing young company plans to manufacture clinical and commercial quantities of its novel adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies in the Durham County factory. The facility is projected to increase the state's gross domestic product by more than $279 million when fully operational, and increase net state revenue by $35 million.
RTP gets a skyscraper: The Hub project lands office tower from developer Longfellow
Longfellow Real Estate Partners has signed on to develop 220,000 square feet of office and life science space at Hub RTP. The building will feature state-of-the-art lab space and Class A office space. “Longfellow has been invested in RTP for years, helping develop and create world class lab and office space for some of the top companies in the world,” said Longfellow Partner Jessica Brock.
Apple announces a new campus at Research Triangle Park
Apple plans invest $1 billion over 10 years to establish a campus in Research Triangle Park and create at least 3,000 jobs would pay an average of $187,000 a year starting in 2023, according to the state Department of Commerce.
Ventilator maker IPM Chirana picks RTP for US Headquarters
The company chose RTP for its headquarters because it is a biotechnology hub with proximity to clinical research organizations and Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both of which have research hospitals.
Google picks Durham for new engineering hub
Internet giant Google will create an engineering hub focused on cloud computing in Durham that, over time, will create 1,000 jobs. This news is part of a $7 billion plan by Google to invest in growing its U.S. operations.
Beam Therapeutics to build $83M manufacturing facility in RTP, create hundreds of jobs
The biotechnology company develops precision medicines through DNA base editing, and will bring 201 jobs with an average salary of around $102,654 to North Carolina.
Multi-cancer early detection company chooses new lab location in RTP
Grail, Inc. will invest $100M in coming years to support its new facility, which will bring 400 biotech jobs by 2025.
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