Continuing to chart post-Covid path, Moderna will build new science center near Massachusetts headquarters

As Moderna continues to balloon into one of the largest market caps in the world, the biotech at the forefront of the Covid-19 vaccine field is seeking to continue capitalizing on its newfound fortune.

Moderna announced Thursday it will be constructing a new science center near its Cambridge, MA headquarters, aimed at supporting the company’s “next chapter of discovery,” it said in a release. The new center will sit on 462,000 square feet, akin to a floor space about 33% larger than NASA’s vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“As we advance our mRNA platform and science, our new science center will integrate digital-first scientific research and development labs along with space for innovation and co-creation with our people and our partners around the world,” CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement.

Moderna has been rapidly climbing the ranks of most valuable pharma companies in…
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