GSK announced that it is further strengthening and expanding its vaccines presence in the US by establishing a new global centre for vaccines research and development (R&D) in Rockville, Maryland. The site will become one of three global vaccines R&D centres for GSK, complementing the company’s existing global R&D Centre in Rixensart, Belgium and in Siena, Italy, a site which GSK recently acquired from Novartis in March 2015.
The new US vaccines R&D Centre will expand GSK’s efforts to discover and develop novel vaccines across a range of pressing public health threats, including those relevant to the US. It will consolidate vaccines R&D activities currently conducted at other GSK sites including in Philadelphia, PA and Cambridge, MA, into one centralized location. Key late stage development programs, as well as vaccine discovery and new platform technology development will be led from Rockville.
The Rockville site, which was acquired by GSK in 2012, offers proximity to vaccines collaborators and key public health stakeholders. GSK anticipates site operations for vaccines to begin in Rockville as early as September 2015.
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