Research and Development

  • BP-Amoco Merger Spurs Process Refinement


    The $120-billion merger between British Petroleum (BP) and Amoco in 1998, rapidly followed by the acquisition of ARCO and Burmah Castrol, has brought extensive change to what is now officially known as BP. Although consolidating 100,000 people and four companies into a single entity is a daunting logistical task, BP has capitalized on the transition to streamline corporate infrastructure and improve overall business efficiency.

  • Harvard Institute of Medicine Plans Biomedical Research Center


    The Harvard Institutes of Medicine in collaboration with Lyme Properties LLC is proposing the construction of the Blackfan Research Center—a  400,000-sf biomedical research facility for academic research institutions in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.

  • Food Safety Net Builds Lab in Grand Prairie


    Food Safety Net Services Ltd. of San Antonio has purchased 10 acres in Grand Prairie, Texas, as the site of a food-testing lab to be relocated form Richardson, Texas.

  • Cerilliant Expands With Move to Round Rock


    Cerilliant Corp., a provider of chemical services and samples, is expanding its operations with a move to Round Rock, Texas, from Austin. Currently housed in a cramped 12,000 sf, Cerilliant will occupy 32,000 sf of the 40,000-sf AmorRon 3 building.

  • Incyte Genomics Seeks East Coast Facility


    Incyte Genomics Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., will move into 53,100 sf at DuPont’s Stine-Haskell Research Center in Newark while the biotech company searches for a permanent East Coast facility for its therapeutic discovery and development work.

  • Amgen Considers RTP Location for R&D Project


    Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is considering locations in Research Triangle Park for a new $500-million, 250,000-sf facility. The project would include at least 250,000 sf for biological manufacturing, clinical, and development operations.

  • Lockheed-Martin To Occupy New Mount Laurel Offices


    Lockheed-Martin plans to occupy at least two buildings at a new four-building office park under construction in Mount Laurel. The developer of the 400,000-sf complex is Whitesell Construction Co. Inc. of Delran, Penn.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Designs Research Campus


    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, based in Chevy Chase, Md., has selected Rafael Vinoly Architects of New York to design its planned $500-million Loudon County research campus at Janelia Farm.

  • Kosan Biosciences Considers Mission Bay in SF


    Kosan Biosciences may lease a two-story, 85,000-sf facility in San Francisco's Mission Bay.

  • Bayer Expansion Site Considered


    Bayer is considering both Research Triangle Park and Kansas City, Mo., as potential expansion locations. RTP has offered the merged operations of Bayer and Aventis CropScience a strong package to locate its American headquarters in the Triangle.