ViroPharma to nearly double Exton headquarters, local employment

Posted: September 11, 2012

ViroPharma Inc. will lease an additional 71,000 square feet of office space in Exton, nearly doubling its current space in Chester County. The specialty-biopharmaceutical firm, with 188 employees, will create 151 new jobs within three years, Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday.

ViroPharma received $583,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that included a $130,000 grant and $453,000 in job-creation tax credits.

"For us it is about growth," said president and CEO Vincent J. Milano. "We're committed to this area for the long-term and look forward to creating opportunities in this community."

ViroPharma currently leases 78,264 square feet of space at 730 Stockton Dr. in Uwchlan Township.

The 17-year-old company, which reported 2011 sales of $544.4 million, is the maker of Vancocin and Cinryze.

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