A cell and gene therapy development center is taking 680K square feet at KOP’s Discovery Labs

At the Bio International Convention held last year in Philadelphia, The Discovery Labs announced it was opening 1.6 million square feet of coworking space and collaborative labs for healthcare, life sciences and tech companies out of GlaxoSmithKline’s former campus in King of Prussia.

About half a year later, nearly all its square footage has been accounted for, Audrey Greenberg, executive managing director of the Discovery Labs, told Technical.ly.

Included is a big get for the region: The Discovery Labs and Deerfield Management Company have formed The Center for Breakthrough Medicines, a contract development and manufacturing organization and specialty investment company, the Discovery Labs announced this week.

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines leased 680,000 square feet of Discovery Labs’ facility to provide pre-clinical through commercial manufacturing of cell and gene therapies, including process development, plasmid DNA, viral vectors, cell banking, cell processing and support testing capabilities…

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