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The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Fast Facts: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Summary: The personalized medicine facility will be built on the lower campus in Farmington and will eventually total 189,000 square feet.

Estimated Cost: $291 million of state financing

Construction Schedule: 2013 to 2014

The attraction of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to Connecticut is a direct result of the stateís investment in Bioscience Connecticut.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will enable Connecticut to assume a position of global leadership in developing new medical treatments tailored to each patientís unique genetic makeup.

It's estimated the project will create 300 jobs at the new facility and an additional 331 research-related jobs on the Health Center campus, as well as 842 construction jobs and an estimated 6,200 spinoff and indirect jobs.

The facility will be constructed on the Health Centerís lower campus in Farmington. The building will total 189,000 square feet. Officials estimate construction will begin in early 2013 and be completed by the end of 2014.

The total 20-year capital and research budget for the institute is projected to be $1.1 billion, with Jackson Laboratory providing $809 million through federal research grants, philanthropy and service income, and the State of Connecticut contributing $291 million ($192 million in a construction loan and $99 million in research partnership participation).

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, California, and a total staff of about 1,500. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.