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Pharmaceutical Company Coming to Bogart

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A Massachusetts biopharmaceutical company with roots at the University of Georgia has signed a lease for two buildings being completed at Gateway Technology and Business Park in Bogart.

Synageva BioPharma Corp., with headquarters in Lexington, MA, entered into a lease for the property in October of last year, according to documents filed on Feb. 21 of this year with Angela Elder-Johnson, clerk of the Oconee County Superior Court.

One of the two buildings will be used for production and the other for research, according to plans distributed Sept. 22 to the Oconee County Industrial Development Authority, which developed the park and sold the 12-acre site to Rooker Properties LLC last year.

Rusty Haygood, Oconee County economic development director, said he does not know when Synageva plans to begin operation of the plant but that interior work on the two buildings is underway.

Synageva has not yet applied for water or sewer service, according to Chris Thomas, director of the Oconee County Utility Department, but water and sewer lines are at the site.

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