The University of Maryland is partnering with Montgomery County to develop a new biotech campus near the North Bethesda Metro Station that will open in 2023.
The new facility will be yet another biotech stakeholder in the county, which is one of the richest biotech hubs in the nation. The university’s campus will join federal research laboratories, including the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, and significant private sector companies such as GSK plc and AstraZeneca.
The new campus, named the University of Maryland 3 — Institute for Health Computing, will focus on life sciences research.
The institute is scheduled to open at a temporary location in the first half of 2023 before moving to a permanent location by 2028 near the North Bethesda Metro Station, according to Tom Lewis, who is leading the project.
While the exact specifications are being finalized, Lewis expects the campus to be between 20,000 and 25,000 square feet. The campus will begin with about 20 employees before scaling up to almost 100 employees in 18 months.
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