Versiti Inc. plans to develop a new blood research building on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus that could house more than 100 new jobs.

The new facility would be designed to accommodate the growing team of researchers at Versiti’s Blood Research Institute in Wauwatosa. The Milwaukee-based organization plans to add 10 to 15 investigators at the BRI over the next few years, said Chris Miskel, president and chief executive officer. Each of those new investigators are likely to bring with them research teams of as many as 10 employees, creating potentially as many as 150 new jobs and drawing many new hires from outside the state.

“There’s a job creation piece to it, but it’s also enhancing Milwaukee’s reputation for doing cutting-edge science that’s going to impact patient care in the years to come,” Miskel said.

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