The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County broke ground earlier this month on its $13 million expansion project.
The addition of 47,000 square feet of space will include 29 new laboratories, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and additional parking spaces. The new development is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.
“The center is now going to be able to reach its full potential,” said Dr. Timothy Block, Co-founder and President of the Hepatitis B Foundation in a Philadelphia Business Journal article. “This is a big step to turning this area into a biotech corridor modeled after Kendall Square in Cambridge.”
There are already many life sciences startups in the current space, with more expected to come with the new construction.
The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center is one of more than 65 co-working spaces, accelerators and incubators in the Greater Philadelphia region that are driving growth and innovation in the life science sector.
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