Expansion underway at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

HudsonAlpha Institute
HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville

City and state officials joined leadership of HudsonAlpha Institute this morning to break ground for a campus expansion.  The new facility will be used by Discovery Life Sciences, one of HudsonAlpha’s resident associate companies, and for the Center for Plant Science Sustainable Agriculture.

HudsonAlpha was founded in 2004-2005 to encourage research in genetics and bring the fruits of that research to market promptly. The first construction began in 2006.

The state awarded HudsonAlpha $15 million to help fund this expansion.

Jim Hudson, co-founder of the Institute and chairman of its board; president and science director Rick Myers; Neil Lamb, vice president for educational outreach, and other officials gathered in person for the morning groundbreaking, while others participated remotely.

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