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New Jersey biotech firm to open Lake Nona office, lab

Jack Witthaus
New Jersey biotech firm to open Lake Nona office, lab

A biotech firm plans to open an office with a laboratory in Lake Nona's 650-acre Medical City, after flirting with building a new manufacturing facility in the growing southeast Orlando suburb. Cranbury, New Jersey-based tech and biopharmaceutical company Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: FOLD) has applied for a building permit to occupy a roughly 36,000-square-foot lab and office space in the $30 million Guidewell Innovation Center, according to city of Orlando data. The buildout will cost roughly $7.7 million, or about $213.88 per square foot, and Kansas City, Missouri-based CRB Builders LLC is the general contractor.