Southern Research breaks ground on new facility, plans renovations on others

Southern Research has broken ground on an $84 million biotech center in Birmingham.

Founded in 1941 as a non-profit scientific research organization, Southern Research’s expansion will add 60,000 square feet of commercial wet labs, a Biosafety Level 3 lab, and data science facilities. The expansion will allow the non-profit’s staffing to grow by about 125 scientific jobs from the existing headcount of 250. In addition, Southern Research is investing in renovations of 40,000 square feet of facilities including vivarium space and launching a new clinical diagnostics lab. also reported that the new biotech center will have space to host start-up companies.

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