Friday, June 03, 2011
Jackson Laboratory Ends Florida Expansion Bid

Officials at Bar Harbor's Jackson Laboratory say they're giving up their bid to expand in Florida. In an announcement today, lab officials say they're withdrawing a request for $100 million in start-up funding from Florida for the project. ..

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
USF Partners with Jackson Laboratory

Jackson Laboratory announced today that it will partner with the University of South Florida (USF), Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to develop genetics-based treatments for heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes at a new research facility in Sarasota County. ..

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Friday, February 18, 2011
Put bioscience lab in Tampa

Dr. Stephen Klasko, the senior vice president of the University South Florida Health, says Jackson Laboratory's current research could transform medical treatment as dramatically as Apple's MP3 player transformed the music industry. ..

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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hospital adds oomph to Sarasota's bid for lab

If Jackson Laboratory picks this region for its personalized medicine institute, Sarasota Memorial Hospital will likely have been a key factor in the choice. ..

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Monday, January 31, 2011
Will luring bioscience firm to Tampa be economic key?

County leaders are scrambling to find ways to lure the genetic research firm Jackson Laboratory to Tampa. ..

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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Orlando 'Medical City' a model of lab's potential

Southwest Florida needs look no further than Orlando for an example of what landing Jackson Laboratories' proposed personalized medicine institute could mean for the region's economy. ..

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jackson Lab, USF scout Hillsborough, Sarasota for research site

The Jackson Laboratory and the University of South Florida shifted their search for a site for a research facility north to Hillsborough and Sarasota counties. ..

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Jackson Lab Withdraws Application to Expand in Florida

A controversial plan to expand Jackson Laboratory into south Florida has been withdrawn by the Bar Harbor-based genetic research facility in the face of taxpayer opposition and new political dynamics. Charles E. Hewett, chief operating officer at Jackson Lab, says that while the company had hoped to build the 145,000-square-foot research center with $260 million dollars from Florida taxpayers, proponents of the project are now exploring funding alternatives with Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott, who has called for steep cuts in government spending. ..

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