Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Slideshow: Lab building groundbreaking starts remake of Gilead campus

Gilead Sciences Inc. broke ground Wednesday on a $140 million, 192,054-square-foot research lab building, part of a massive rebuild and expansion of its Foster City campus.
The event featured a handful of Bay Area politicians, including U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) and the top brass of the HIV, hepatitis, cardiovascular and cancer drug developer.
In fact, Speier used the moment to highlight the fact that California, according to the most recent 2009 figures, received 40 percent of National Institutes of Health funds, much of that headed to the University of California, San Francisco. She then urged her state lawmaker colleagues, Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), to at least maintain state funding levels for UCSF.

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