NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pharmacogenetic testing firm Renaissance RX is expanding its operations in New Orleans with an $8 million investment, the company and Louisiana Economic Development announced on Tuesday.

The expansion is expected to create at least 425 new direct jobs and 407 new indirect jobs in the greater New Orleans area. Renaissance, founded in 2012, currently has 80 employees in the region and more than 800 across the country.

The firm will consolidate its business into a 30,000-square-foot building.

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