One of the nation’s leading gene therapy companies has just announced plans to build a major new facility here in the Tar Heel State.
Jaguar Gene Therapy will be building a new $125 million, 174,000 square foot facility in Durham County and creating 200 new jobs for our state. The company is focused on the commercialization of novel gene therapy treatments for those suffering from severe genetic diseases.
“Our new GMP facility represents a major step forward for Jaguar in our mission to accelerate gene therapy breakthroughs in patient populations with large unmet need,” said Andrew Knudten, M.S., MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Jaguar Gene Therapy. “North Carolina is known for its innovation in biotechnology and its highly talented workforce, both of which are crucial as we strive to raise the bar for manufacturing safe and effective gene therapies.”
Our state's strong workforce and diverse life sciences presence continue to attract innovation. Jaguar Gene Therapy’s expansion will bring 200 new jobs to Durham County and boost our economy. https://t.co/w5OB3tGLId
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) October 26, 2021
Salaries for the new jobs are estimated to average over $76,000.
What do you think about the new project?