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Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a contract to provide engineering services and procurement for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ new manufacturing facility in Norton, Massachusetts.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, an RNAi therapeutics company, broke ground on a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Norton, Massachusetts to supply RNA interference-based therapeutics for its clinical and commercial needs, the company announced on April 28, 2016. In an Aug. 4, 2016 press release, Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it was awarded a contract to provide engineering services and procurement for the facility. Construction on the 200,000-ft2 facility is expected to be completed in 2018, and it will initially employ approximately 150 new full-time employees.
“This flagship multi-product facility represents a key next step in Alnylam’s transition toward a commercial stage company. Increased manufacturing capability is vital to support our rapidly growing pipeline of 10 clinical stage programs, two of which are in Phase 3 trials,” said John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam, in the release.