$6 Million Expansion for Gene Therapy Facility Completed at Alachua’s Progress Park (WUFT)

$6 Million Expansion for Gene Therapy Facility Completed at Alachua’s Progress Park

Local and state officials gathered in Alachua to commemorate a $6 million expansion at Progress Park.

Representatives of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a global science company involved with research and biotechnology product development, presented the company’s expanded gene therapy and viral vector services site. The day included tours of the 95,000-square-foot facility.

University of Florida’s Assistant Vice President of Technology Commercialization Jim O’Connell was present during the unveiling. O’Connell noted that the research started 16 years ago at the University of Florida when Richard Snyder founded Florida Biologix, which changed to Brammer Bio through a merger with Brammer Biopharmaceuticals in 2016. Brammer Bio then merged with Thermo Fisher Scientific in May 2019.

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