A public-private life-sciences incubator in San Jose, Calif., will start work this spring on an expansion that will take a year to complete and cost $10 million over five years and nearly double its existing footprint, and develop a $5 million biomanufacturing center for startups looking to produce their own therapies.

The San Jose BioCenter will expand into 33,750 square feet on the first floor of 5941 Optical Court. The incubator currently occupies 36,594 square feet on the building's second floor.

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