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Illumina to Expand Into New San Diego Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina will expand its laboratory and office workforce into an 84,000-square-foot facility currently under construction in San Diego, BioMed Realty Trust said Friday.
 
BioMed, a real estate investment company focused on the life sciences industries, said the new facility, for which it officially broke ground on Friday, is an expansion of an existing 110,000-square-foot lease it has with Illumina at the University Towne Center submarket of San Diego.
 
Illumina did not return repeated calls to comment on its plans to lease the facility from BioMed realty.

The Scan

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