NM bioscience growth boosts commercial real estate industry

Monday, September 11, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque’s commercial property sector may be one of the beneficiaries of the growth of the bioscience industry in New Mexico.

Richard Larson, executive vice chancellor for research at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, on Monday outlined some of the current  economic benefits realized by the state and some of the steps New Mexico is taking to further grow its bioscience sector. Larson was addressing the monthly luncheon of the New Mexico chapter of NAIOP, the trade association for commercial real state and developers.

Some 700 biotech companies of varying sizes now work in human health, agriculture and environmental issues around the state, generating $1.2 billion in revenue in 2015. That includes new medical devices, diagnostic tools and treatments, as well as improved methods and tools for food production and safety, and innovative use of microbes and enzymes to make manufacturing and chemical processes environmentally friendly, said Larson.

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