SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the signing of a new long-term lease with Intertek USA, Inc., a division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), for 46,142 square feet at the company's Wateridge Summit property in San Diego, California. Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, a division of Intertek USA, provides pharmaceutical development and manufacturing support services and will fully occupy the 10420 Wateridge Circle building for its pharmaceutical services immunochemistry laboratory. The term of the new lease with Intertek is approximately eleven years.
Chetan Parmar, Vice President of Life Science for Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, remarked, "Wateridge Summit is the ideal location for us to expand our immunochemistry facilities because of its state-of-the-art research facilities centrally located within the San Diego research community. We are especially pleased to have a dedicated real estate partner in BioMed Realty which has demonstrated its understanding of our needs and its skill in delivering solutions that best fit our company and science."
Acquired by BioMed Realty in November 2011, the three buildings which comprise Wateridge Summit encompass approximately 106,500 square feet of laboratory and office space in the heart of the Sorrento Mesa life science and high-tech communities. Intertek joins Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genalyte, Inc., which have signed long-term leases for the other two buildings within the past 13 months at Wateridge Summit. The property is now approximately 96% leased.
"We are very pleased to welcome Intertek Pharmaceutical Services to Wateridge Summit. The leasing success at our Wateridge Summit facilities in such short order is a testament to the expertise and strong relationships of our San Diego team, but it also reflects the strength of the biotechnology market in San Diego which continues to innovate, invest capital and grow," said Alan Gold, Chairman and CEO of BioMed Realty. "We look forward to serving the real estate needs of Chetan's team in Sorrento Mesa to propel their research forward."
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BioMed Realty, with its trusted expertise and valuable relationships, delivers optimal real estate solutions for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. BioMed Realty owns or has interests in properties comprising approximately 17.3 million rentable square feet. Additional information is available at www.biomedrealty.com. Follow us on Twitter @biomedrealty.
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