245,000 Square Foot Lab Demonstrates Amgen’s Continued Commitment to Innovation
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the opening of a new research and development site in San Francisco’s Oyster Point, continuing the company’s nearly two-decade presence in the region. The new site will constitute the company’s second largest research and development facility, which focuses on discovering therapeutics for patients living with cancer, inflammatory disease and cardiometabolic disorders.
“For nearly two decades Amgen has been present in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region known for cutting-edge science and biotechnology innovation,” said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. “This new state-of-the-art facility further demonstrates our commitment to discovering and developing treatments for some of the world’s most serious and widespread diseases.”
The centerpiece of the new site is a 245,000 square foot, nine-story building that will provide a workplace for 650 staff representing 24 different functions. The site features open work spaces and modular labs designed to encourage greater collaboration and teamwork, and meets high standards for environmental sustainability, having been submitted for LEED and FitWel-certification.
“Our new site is home to a perfect combination of technology and biotech innovation, making Amgen an attractive place for local scientific professionals looking to build an inspirational, rewarding career,” says Saptarsi Haldar, vice president of cardiometabolic research and site head for Amgen San Francisco. “The team is deeply committed to the evolution of cutting-edge science, and highly motivated to ensure we’re prepared to meet the future needs of patients living with cancer, inflammatory disease and cardiometabolic diseases.”
This year, the San Francisco Business Times recognized Amgen San Francisco as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area. Earlier in 2022, Forbes named Amgen for the fourth straight year as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” as well as one of “America’s Best Employers for New Graduates.” Also in 2022, Amgen earned a perfect score – for the fourth consecutive year – on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, the premier benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to the LGBTQ+ workplace equality.