Originally published Oct. 31.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced last week that it will invest around $300 million to build a new research facility focused on personalized treatments for cancer, viral diseases, and age-related conditions.

The new center, called the Center for Innovative Science, will be housed in a 350,000-square-foot facility that previously belonged to the Ford Motor Company. UPMC estimates that the center, slated for completion in 2014, could provide 375 new scientific and administrative jobs.

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