Work is due to commence in spring 2013 for the new headquarters of French research organisation Biotrial in Newark, New Jersey. The project is part of an ongoing urban regeneration initiative headed by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will see Biotrial’s new home realised in Newark’s University Heights Science Park with a number of other biomedical organisations and universities. Fifteen of the world’s twenty-five largest pharmaceutical companies are now have facilities in New Jersey.
Speaking on the news, Mayor Booker said: “Biotrial is bringing economic development to Newark on all fronts: medical research and innovation, construction jobs, and 100 permanent jobs. Biotrial will benefit from its close proximity to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and to NJIT. This potential partnership between Newark’s research institutions and Biotrial will help to expand biomedical and high-tech research and development opportunities in our great City.”