Vancouver biotech anchor AbCellera has broken ground at the Mount Pleasant address that will soon be home to Phase 2 of the Vancouver-grown company’s 380,000-square-foot global headquarters.
AbCellera’s leadership team were joined by members of the local biotech ecosystem to celebrate the future, world-class biotech campus that will employ hundreds of highly skilled technical personnel.
AbCellera’s new campus at 110 West 4th Avenue will be a creative tech hub where computation, biology, and manufacturing intersect to empower entirely new capabilities that will accelerate treatments for everything from cancer to diabetes.
The campus will also attract highly skilled talent to Vancouver, including Canadians who have had to work abroad to advance their careers, and enable the next generation of experts in machine learning, software development, engineering, scientific research, and clinical manufacturing to take their careers to the next level.
Notable guests in attendance at the groundbreaking included MLA for Vancouver-False Creek Brenda Bailey, MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey David Eby, Mayor Kennedy Stewart, BC Tech Association President & CEO Jill Tipping, Beedie President Ryan Beedie, Beedie General Manager Rob Fiorvento and LifeSciences BC President & CEO Wendy Hurlburt.