Research company to establish HQ in SF

February 25, 2009 4:11:29 PM PST
Health sciences research company SPIRM announced plans Wednesday to establish its world headquarters in San Francisco, a move that will bring 20 new jobs to the city.

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Officials from the company joined Mayor Gavin Newsom at City Hall for the announcement.

They first met in Shanghai last year on a trip to bolster San Francisco's economic ties with Asia.

"We were looking for a place that could serve our Asian business and strong, emerging business presence in Latin America, that was important to us," SPIRM spokesperson Michael Shleifer said.

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