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GEN News Highlights : May 15, 2007

Jacobs to Provide Services to Biogen Idec for Biotechnology Project in Denmark

Facility is expected to produce Tysabri for treating multiple sclerosis.

Jacobs Engineering Group won a contract from Biogen Idec to provide engineering, procurement, validation, and site support services for the first cell culture manufacturing facility at the greenfield biotechnology plant in Hillerod, Denmark.

This plant is expected to produce TYSABRIĀ® (natalizumab), which is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The companies expect the facility to be completed in 2009.