• Beacon Pharmaceuticals Plans Biosciences Accelerator in Jupiter


    Beacon Pharmaceuticals is planning to break ground by early 2020 on a 150,000-sf biosciences accelerator and headquarters facility in Jupiter, Fla.

  • North Carolina State University Breaks Ground on Plant Sciences Building


    North Carolina State University broke ground on the $160 million Plant Sciences Building in Raleigh in September of 2019.

  • Pfizer Constructs Sanford Gene Therapy Facility


    Pfizer is initiating a $500 million expansion of its Sanford campus with the construction of a 100,000-sf gene therapy facility.

  • Amgen Breaks Ground on Biomanufacturing Facility


    Amgen broke ground in late July of 2019 on a $200 million biomanufacturing center in West Greenwich, R.I.

  • DLJ and Leggat McCall Construct Somerville Life Sciences Facility


    DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Leggat McCall Properties are building a Class-A laboratory building in Somerville, Mass. The nine-story, 289,000-sf facility will provide leading-edge research and office space for life sciences and technology companies.

  • HALIX Constructs cGMP Facility at Leiden Bio Science Park


    HALIX is constructing a 72,000-sf cGMP facility at Leiden Bio Science Park in the Netherlands.

  • Adaptive Biotechnologies Leases Seattle Headquarters


    Adaptive Biotechnologies is expanding its presence in Seattle with the lease of a 100,000-sf headquarters building in Seattle.

  • Foundation Medicine Constructs Boston Headquarters


    Foundation Medicine will locate its 580,000-sf life science headquarters in a planned 625,000-sf building in Boston's Seaport Square.

  • ADC Bio Completes Cleanroom Facility


    ADC Bio completed construction of a £5 million bioconjugation cleanroom in July of 2019.

  • Designing Academic Research Facilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


    The term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the exponential transformation society and commerce are experiencing due to converging breakthroughs in numerous fields, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, the internet of things (IoT), and quantum computing. While this latest advancement is to some degree an extension of the third revolution (aka: The Digital Revolution), 4IR is considered a new era because of the unprecedented speed, scope, and systems impact of the coming changes. It is evolving at an exponential rate rather than a linear one and is expected to disrupt entire systems of production, management, transportation, and governance on a global scale. In response, a new breed of interdisciplinary research facility is emerging, as academic institutions try to anticipate training students for the unforeseen demands of the 4IR.