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Renowned Bar Harbor, Maine, research institution Jackson Laboratory is considering a major expansion in the Sunshine State. Jackson has picked a site, but is waiting on state and local incentives to fall in place.

 Biotech   
Switzerland and Sweden both have successful, established biotech clusters. Analysts with the Swiss consultancy Venture Valuation examine the reasons why, and compare them to emerging clusters in Eastern Europe.

 Research Parks   
An Abbott Laboratories unit executive sees a cross-border, more collaborative role for its next generation of R&D sites. Applying regional insights globally is the goal.

 BRIEFLY BIO 

Bioscience Job Growth: A new report by Battelle released earlier this month at BIO in Chicago shows the bioscience sector continued to grow during the recession. Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Initiatives 2010 contains the most recent data available and shows that publicly traded bioscience-related companies on the whole generated positive net growth through 2009. The study, which offers individual profiles for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, is available on the BIO web site at http://www.bio.org/battelle2010.


Tax Credits Available for Biotech Firms: The U.S. Treasury Department has released guidelines on how biotech companies can apply for a total of $1 billion in tax credits. The credit covers up to 50 percent of the cost of qualifying biomedical research, up to a maximum credit of $5 million per firm and $1 billion overall, and is only available to firms with fewer than 250 employees.


Recession's Long-Term Impact: A new white paper released by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit says that curbing costs in response to the global economic downturn, as well as the continuing capital crunch, is likely to have a long-term impact on the life sciences industries.


Pharma Firm Expands in Kentucky: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC will expand its operation in Glasgow, Ky., just east of Bowling Green in Barren County. The pharmaceutical company, which currently employs 35, will create 48 new jobs and invest more than $6.6 million as a result of the project.


Animal Health Product Company Expanding: Georgia-based Animal Health & Sciences is opening a manufacturing facility in Thomaston, Ga., in Upson County, just west of Macon. This project represents the creation of 100 new jobs, and a $9.1-million investment. The company's Thomaston facility will manufacture a new line of non-toxic, biodegradable chemicals to be used in the animal health industry.


PwC To Unveil Medical Device Study: A scorecard for medical device markets is being developed by PricewaterhouseCoopers and is due to be released later this year. The Advanced Medical Technology Association recently offered its observations on the forthcoming study.


Health Building Wins Accolade: JE Dunn Construction won the TEXO Merit Award in the category of Commercial/Educational Construction between $30 and $75 million for the Dallas County Community College District Science and Allied Health Building at Brookhaven College, designed by HDR Architecture. The facility houses the College Health, Chemistry and Biology programs and contains classrooms, wet and dry labs, a lecture hall, meeting rooms and offices. HDR Architecture designed the facility to be an inviting center for students and professors in the science and allied health fields, and to serve as a hub for the greater college community.

Dallas County Community College District Science and Allied Health Building at Brookhaven College


 

Vol.1 , Issue 03

 
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