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A global biotech company leads the way on the new Mercer County campus

A Beijing-based biotech company developing cancer drugs is leading the way on its new research and manufacturing campus in Hopewell on Friday, with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and other officials scheduled to attend the event.

BeiGene announced its plans to build the Mercer County campus last August. It is located at the Princeton West Innovation Campus in Hopewell.

“Our flagship US research and development (research and development) and manufacturing center in program supports our commitment to fight for life for people living with cancer around the world, through commercial stage organic pharmaceutical manufacturing. state-of-the-art, late-stage research and clinical development capabilities, ”BeiGene co-founder, president and chief executive officer John Oyler said in a statement.

“The Princeton-Hopewell area is an excellent location for BeiGene and the thriving life sciences community, with a vast talent pool as we continue to advance our innovative cancer drug pipeline and work to diversify our chain. of global procurement, “he added.

The first phase of construction will include 400,000 square feet of organic pharmaceutical manufacturing space, with a capacity of up to 16,000 liters of organic formula, according to a release. The company will recruit new hires from the area, he said.

“BeiGene’s plans for hundreds of new jobs in New Jersey speak of our efforts to grow our state’s business environment and our commitment to foster innovation,” Governor Murphy said in a statement. . “We are proud to welcome BeiGene to the Princeton area and look forward to the company producing innovative cancer drugs in its new state-of-the-art facility.”

The company acquired the property from Lincoln Equities Group in November 2021, according to the release. DPR Construction will manage the construction and IPS is the architecture and engineering firm.

The property has more than one million square feet of building property for potential future expansion, according to the release.

“As a leader with a long history in New Jersey’s biotech industry, Hopewell Township welcomes BeiGene to our community,” Hopewell Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to work with BeiGene and are excited about what will be produced here in Hopewell.”

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Brianna Kudisch can be reached at bkudisch@njadvancemedia.com.

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