AveXis wins ‘Project of the Year’ award from Longmont Economic Development Partnership
AveXis purchased the plant to manufacture Zolgensma, a one-time intravenous injection used to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder. “The acquisition expanded AveXis’ production capacity as it prepared to launch Zolgensma,” Wendi Nafziger, LEDP’s chief operating officer, said in announcing the award. “AveXis immediately offered positions to all approximately 150 previously employed at AstraZeneca’s Boulder facility and began work with Longmont EDP and the city of Longmont to pursue additional expansion and the addition of hundreds of new jobs.”. * WestRac Contracting Corp., Chair’s Choice Award, for its role in constructing an office/warehouse building on Pike Road that serves as headquarters for the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, Innovate Longmont and other organizations and businesses.