Jose Jimenez, Vice President and Director of Life Sciences for Gilbane Building Company and a panelist at the AIA-GBCA-NAIOP Delivering Discoveries: Building for the Life Sciences event, recently sat down with BioBuzz, a community platform for biotech industry professionals and job seekers looking to plug into regional biotech communities and achieve fulfilling careers with leading employers. “5 Questions With…” is a recurring BioBuzz series featuring interesting people in the biotech industries to share a little about themselves, their work, and maybe something completely unrelated.
In this role, Jose supports Gilbane’s life sciences clients across the Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore, and Washington, DC metro areas with speed to patient goals, and a focus on safely delivering quality facilities. His 22 years in the construction industry include directing major capital programs involving new building construction, building additions, and renovations of active cGMP manufacturing and research facilities ranging between $5 million and over $250 million per project.
3) What trends are shaping the life sciences market and what do you think are the most important things that your life sciences clients are looking for?
The biopharmaceutical industry is an ever-evolving business that is continuously seeking the discovery of new medicines and treatments. There’s an unprecedented increase in demand for manufacturing and research spaces, along with record funding for these projects.
From a funding perspective, CAR T-cell therapy approvals and advancements in the development of advanced therapeutic medicinal products and cell and gene therapies are attracting record funding from government and public sources, as well as venture capitalists.
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