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A Site Selection Web Exclusive, November 2011
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areham Development recently topped out its EmeryStation Greenway Building, a LEED-CS Pre-Certified Gold research facility now rising in its EmeryStation campus in Emeryville, Calif. The 99,000-sq.-ft. (9,200-sq.-m.) building is located along Emeryville's public Greenway, a unique bike-pedestrian right of way that runs through most of the city of Emeryville from Oakland into Berkeley.

"Right now this is the only spec lab facility currently being built in the Bay Area in an area that in recent years has become the 'magnetic north' of Bay Area research and development in the life, nano and greentech science sectors," said Wareham's Geoffrey Sears. "This latest addition to our Emeryville portfolio is critical to our mission of providing more world-class facilities to support the urgent work being conducted by scientists here in the Bay Area and is a much needed strategic addition to the overall research cluster in the East Shore Innovation Corridor." The base building was designed by DGA Architects, one of California's leading firms specializing in the design of office and laboratory facilities for the advancement of the life and physical sciences.  

The Medical Device Excise Tax, which goes into effect in 2013, has companies already reorganizing to compensate. One of those is Stryker.

A Swiss pharmaceutical firm plans to develop a U.S. operations center in New Jersey. Here is a look at the details.

Dental technology specialist Ivoclar Vivadent plans a major expansion of its facilities in the Buffalo, N.Y., region. Headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, the company has operations in 24 countries.

An in-home medical provider has expanded its Louisville headquarters. Here are the particulars.

The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority in Colorado has embarked on a refocusing program with the appointment of key bioscience leaders to its board.

Commercial real estate developer Duke Realty and North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga., broke ground recently for an approximately 54,000-sq.-ft. (5,000 sq.-m.), $12.8-million medical office building (MOB) in Roswell. The three-story outpatient facility, to be located on a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) site across from the hospital's main entrance, will be the first Class A MOB in the vicinity.The building, which will be developed, financed, owned and managed by Duke Realty, will house North Fulton Hospital's Pain Management Clinic and Imaging Center services, as well as other physicians and healthcare practices. The hospital is using the new facility as an opportunity to grow these services as they will be moving from smaller, older locations.

"This new facility is an important commitment by North Fulton Hospital to meet the local need for a state-of-the-art Class A medical office building," says Debbie Keel, CEO of North Fulton Hospital. "This will build on our more than a quarter of a century of service to residents and strengthen our ties to the community. We also expect the new facility will serve as an excellent tool for recruiting talented physicians."

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