Biotech giant Gilead Sciences to expand Edmonton operations

EDMONTON – The world’s third-largest biotech firm is gearing up for a major expansion in Edmonton.

Gilead Sciences plans to start construction in early 2013 on a new 45,000-square-foot research and development facility in northeast Edmonton. The new building, which will be located on a 10-acre site across from Gilead’s current facility on Hayter Road, will house lab and office space for more than 80 scientists, the company said.

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