MP visits new Basingstoke Biotech Company “bluebird blue”

Maria Miller MP visited the Basing View base of bluebird bio, the only UK office of a biotech company specialising in gene therapies. The company has its headquarters in the United States, and the Basingstoke office is one of only a few in Europe.
Maria met General Manager Nicola Redfern and her team, to hear about the company’s plans to launch into the UK market their gene therapy products that seek to address the underlying causes of severe and rare genetic diseases.
Maria said: “It was great to meet the team at bluebird bio and hear about the fantastic work they are doing in this highly specialised and technical area of medicine. The company’s decision to locate the UK office here demonstrates once again Basingstoke’s well-deserved reputation as a hub for high tech innovative businesses, providing high quality employment opportunities for local people.”