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BioMed signs biotech firm for HQ

BioMed Realty, of Rockville, a commercial real estate company dealing in the life science industry, announced that GlycoMimetics Inc. has signed a lease for one building of approximately 33,800 square feet at the Center for Life Science | Shady Grove in Rockville. GlycoMimetics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of drugs to treat diseases based on an understanding of the role of carbohydrates in biological processes, and the building at 9708 Medical Center Drive will serve as its corporate headquarters. GlycoMimetics has signed a partnership with Pfizer for a treatment for sickle cell disease that is about to begin Phase 3 trials. The Center for Life Science | Shady Grove is a four-building campus with approximately 214,700 square feet of laboratory and office space.