OpenZone is a place where Research is turned into Business, a campus dedicated to Health on the doorstep of Milano, created by Zambon to consolidate its way of thinking and experiencing research.
Funded entirely by private capital it’s founded on an approach geared towards open innovation, conceived to build bridges between different competencies, languages, and worlds. Today, it has 16,500 sqm of office space and 10,500 sqm of laboratories (1,600 of which Good Manufacturing Practices). OpenZone is home to 29 organizations, including some of the world’s foremost biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and advanced gene therapy companies, such as ACGBiologics, EryDel and Axxam.
Work is underway to expand the campus, which, thanks to a total investment of 65 million euros, will grow in size by 2021 to a total area of 37,000 sqm providing space for up to 1,200 people. The first building completed is Z-LIFE, the new Zambon Headquarters. OpenZone works closely with all the stakeholders in the Healthcare sector, to ensure that Milano and Lombardy are increasingly recognized internationally as territory of excellence for Life Sciences.