Support the news

High-Demand Local Labs Draw Increased Foreign Investments05:08

Biogen headquarters on Binney Street in Cambridge (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Biogen headquarters on Binney Street in Cambridge (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
This article is more than 4 years old.

Perhaps one of the unintended consequences of the U.K.'s "Brexit" vote earlier this summer is an influx of foreign investments in a local market: high-tech biomedical laboratory space.

According to reporting today by The Boston Globe's Robert Weisman, roughly half of last year's $46 billion in commercial real estate sales were made by foreign investors.

And with area lab space in short supply, what does this mean for the biomedical industry in the Boston area?


Robert Weisman, health care business reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @GlobeRobW.

This segment aired on August 22, 2016.


Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.


Deborah Becker Twitter Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


Support the news