By Mark Kelly
Southern Research has broken ground on construction of a new biotech center at its headquarters campus in Birmingham. The building, at Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and Ninth Avenue South on the city’s Southside, will double the organization’s lab space for researching infectious diseases and increase its concentration on developing new treatments for cancer and other serious illnesses.
“We are planting a flag,” said Josh Carpenter, Ph.D., president and CEO of Southern Research, at the May 16 groundbreaking. “Birmingham should be the hub for biotechnology in the Southeast. This project represents a major investment in Birmingham and Jefferson County that will benefit this community and the state of Alabama for generations to come.”
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