US-based research organisation the Lawrence J Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine has taken additional space at The Oxford Science Park (TOSP).

TOSP has agreed a 150-year lease on a 3.5-acre site next to 5.9-acre Littlemore House the institute acquired in December.

Its extended Oxford campus will provide a permanent home to research laboratories, a patient clinic, offices, and collaborative spaces supporting Ellison Institute projects, including the Global Health Security Consortium’s work on pandemic preparedness.

The development is designed to help the Ellison Institute to collaborate with companies and organisations across the park, as well as the wider Oxford innovation sector.

It also enables the Ellison Institute to expand its existing partnership with Oxford Nanopore Technologies, one of the major international companies based at TOSP.

Rory Maw, chief executive of TOSP, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Ellison Institute to the park and look forward to working with the team to help deliver their vision for the new Oxford campus.

“This commitment will reinforce the groundbreaking research and development already taking place on the park, delivering benefits and opportunities for our occupiers and the wider Oxford innovation ecosystem.”

Dinah Rose QC, president of Magdalen College which owns the park, said, “Following closely on from our strategic partnership with GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund, this is an exciting next step in the evolution of the park.

“We look forward to developing a close long-term relationship with the Ellison Institute and to enhancing further Oxford’s enormous contribution to addressing global health challenges.”

Dr David Agus, founding director and chief executive of the Ellison Institute, said: “We look forward to continuing the development of our Oxford presence and partnerships.

“These acquisitions give us greater capacity to undertake critical biomedical research as well as the educational initiatives of the Institute in collaboration with Oxford University.”

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