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Support for Durham County to Attract/Expand Medicago Biologics Manufacturing Facility

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Award date: 
Jun 24, 2013
Award amount: 
$50,000
Organization name: 
Durham County
Principal Investigator: 
Welton, Marqueta
Grant program category: 
Sector and Region Support
Grant program name: 
Presidential Initiative Award
Region: 
Research Triangle

In August 2010, Medicago USA Inc. announced intention to build a biologics manufacturing facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. Medicago, headquartered in Canada, is a developer of protein-based biotherapeutics and vaccines and uses a unique tobacco production system to produce human therapeutics in plants.

As part of the State of North Carolina's effort to attract the project, the NC Department of Commerce approved a OneNC Grant for the project contingent on matching funds from Durham County. Funding will provide support, as part of a consortium of partners who came together to contribute to the $128,000 required match for the OneNC grant.

Medicago will be required to meet job creation milestones to receive funding.

Fiscal year: 
2013