Inova Selects ExxonMobil Campus For Inova Center for Personalized Health Site
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Inova has selected the ExxonMobil Fairfax Campus as the destination for its planned medical expansion in Fairfax, Virginia. The two organizations have signed an agreement concerning the 117-acre site.
“This new center will harbor an atmosphere of innovation and unparalleled access to leading-edge technologies and world-class laboratories,” stated Knox Singleton, Inova’s CEO. “In addition to driving Inova’s vision for a preventive and personalized approach to health, the new campus will attract internationally renowned clinicians and researchers, as well as business people, thereby fostering future economic growth in the region.” Singleton adds that Inova also intends to preserve and complement the natural resources of the campus to create an appealing and health-promoting environment.
The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) and the Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Institute (ICCRI) will anchor the new site, providing a platform for the development and application of advances in personalized medicine through genomics.
“[The] announcement is an enormous leap forward, not only for Northern Virginia’s economy but for our entire Commonwealth’s position as a global leader in health care, genomics and life sciences,” observed Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D). “Growing these advanced sciences is a key part of building a new Virginia, enhancing not only our economic development but partnerships including government, private and academia as well as life sciences commercialization. I was proud to help facilitate this landmark agreement between Inova and ExxonMobil.”
Inova embraces predictive and personalized medicine as significant components to the future of health. The new campus will provide space and resources to achieve Inova’s goal of creating a unique, internationally prominent center for genomic research, personalized healthcare and associated life science commercial development.
“We believe this transition will benefit Northern Virginia for generations to come,” said Theodore Wojnar Jr., president of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. “We are proud of our 35-year history in Virginia and are pleased that the property will continue to play an important role in the community.”
Property transition is anticipated to begin in late 2015.