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New Facility in Portsmouth Will Focus on Finding Cure for Type 1 diabetes

“A new facility is being built on the Seacoast that could help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for the facility that will be run by Lonza Group alongside Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

About 300 jobs will be created when the 130,000-square-foot facility near Portsmouth International Airport opens.

Scientists at the facility will research cures for Type 1 diabetes through cell therapy. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been testing its research in trials, and officials said their first patient is completely off insulin after relying on it for more than 40 years.”

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