A medical software company based in Tennessee is opening an outpost in Durham, with plans to add 45 technology jobs, Gov. Bev Perdue's office announced today.
Health IT Services Group is a division of Fresenius Medical Care, a German company that is the world's largest provider of kidney dialysis.
Health IT provides electronic medical records and other services to kidney doctors across the country. Nephrologists use the company's technology to access patient data online.
The company has leased more than 12,000 square feet in the American Tobacco Campus that was previously occupied by GlaxoSmithKline. Health IT is recruiting software developers and other employees.
"We looked throughout the country for a market with a rich depth of tech professionals, high quality of life and world class office space,” said company president Dana Hensley, in a prepared statement.
In May, GSK vacated about 88,000 in the American Tobacco complex as part of its efforts to consolidate local operations and cut costs. Some of that space has been taken by Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC, which recently opened a research and development office.
Even with GSK's exit, American Tobacco continues to attract tenants, and has built a reputation as a hub for tech companies.
Raleigh-based Capitol Broadcasting, which owns American Tobacco, has submitted tentative plans for three new buildings, including the 125,000-square-foot Diamond View III planned for just beyond the walls of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.