NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) - Britain-based drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) said on Monday construction began on a $100 million research and development expansion at its facility in Waltham, Massachusetts just outside Boston.
Construction of the 132,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to conclude by mid-2009, the company said. The expansion will accommodate up to 100 additional researchers who will join the more than 450 existing employees at the plant.
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