What a beautiful fall day for the groundbreaking of WuXi AppTec’s 4th Navy Yard facility! WuXi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Joe Hughes, was joined by Lauren Swartz, Senior Director of International Business at the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department; John Grady, President of PIDC; John Gattuso and Brian Cohen of Liberty Property Trust; and other members of the WuXi and project teams for the ceremonial groundbreaking. This 95,000 square foot build-to-suit office and laboratory building is for WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit (WuXi ATU), located at 400 Rouse Blvd.
WuXi was one of the first companies to locate to the Navy Yard in 2004. Over the years, WuXi has grown from 150 employees to over 600 today, with plans to add over 100 more jobs before the new building is complete. Throughout these facilities, WuXi participates in early phase clinical manufacturing and testing operations, non-viral cell therapy manufacturing, GMP manufacturing of viral vectors, and now testing to support its manufacturing and testing clients and market demand.
“The Navy Yard has been a unique home for us. We have enjoyed being here with more land and places to grow. It’s been a great place to attract talented people. We have a team of talented people and look forward to growing to 1,000 people,” said Dr. Joe Hughes, WuXi’s Chief Scientific Officer
Congratulations to WuXi, and all its employees and partners through the years. We look forward to the continued success and growth – and the ribbon cutting in late 2019!
More information about the project here.