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May 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

HudsonAlpha Institute expanding again in Huntsville

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville has broken ground on two significant projects. The two facilities are a global headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences (DLS) and new state-of-the-art laboratory and greenhouse space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture.

Formerly known as Conversant Bio, DLS is an international market leader in biospecimen analysis, procurement, and distribution for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostics industries. Its new facility is 90,000 square feet. HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture will add 13,000 square feet of lab and greenhouse space and will be able to propagate and grow research plants to improve existing crops and develop new uses for plants.

The biotech campus is home to more than 1,000 employees, including those from HudsonAlpha’s research labs and more than 45 life science associate companies that call the Institute home.

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