Discovery Life Sciences today opened its new global headquarters on the Huntsville campus of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
“Discovery has continued to grow in Alabama and make an impact throughout the world,” Gov. Kay Ivey said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “When Discovery chose the HudsonAlpha Biotech Campus in Huntsville for its global headquarters, I knew this was a milestone moment for Alabama as we work to recruit other life science companies to the state. With innovative leadership, a talented workforce, and a state that is focused on the life sciences, good days are ahead for Discovery.”
Discovery’s services, which include genomics, proteomics, molecular pathology, flow cytometry and cell biology, will all be under one roof. The facility will also house what the company says is one of the world’s most extensive commercial biospecimen inventories.
Discovery says it has already relocated more than 115 jobs to Huntsville since 2022 and will continue to add more.
“This building and the people working in it highlight shared priorities for HudsonAlpha, Huntsville, Madison County and Alabama: making positive impact in the lives of others and bringing and keeping jobs in our community. That’s a key part of what we celebrate today,” said Neil Lamb, president of HudsonAlpha, at the ribbon-cutting. “This is one of the few global headquarters located in Huntsville and Alabama, and we couldn’t be more proud to count them as part of the HudsonAlpha campus. It’s especially exciting since the origins of Discovery Life Sciences lead back to one of HudsonAlpha’s original associate companies in 2008.”
Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie was general contractor for the facility. Fuqua & Partners Architects, based in Huntsville, designed the building.