Science Market Update

Biotech Business Brings Wet Labs to Charlottesville Coca-Cola Plant

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Thu, Mar 31, 2011

Charlottesville may be home to the University of Virginia and no less than two research parks, but the big news in biotech development this week is that a former Coca-Cola bottling plant in town is being repurposed as state-of-the-art labs.  The company undertaking this feat is Indoor Biotechnologies, and they are expanding their presence in Charlottesville with the purchase of the Coca-Cola building, as well as opening opportunities for other biotech companies to lease space (including wet labs) in the 38,000 square foot facility.  The building has been rechristened the CityCampus Biotechnology Center, but it will probably always be the Coca-Cola plant to locals, who are very excited to see the familiar building take on new life.

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Tags: VA, University of Virginia, industry news, Charlottesville, 2011

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