Mayor Newsom Recruits SPRIM Life Sciences Consulting to Locate their Global Headquarters in San Francisco
02/25/09 - Today Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that SPRIM, a life sciences consulting firm with offices in 15 countries, has decided to locate its global headquarters in San Francisco.
"Despite the difficulties of the current economic crisis, there are still many opportunities available to improve our economic growth," said Mayor Newsom. "Through our ChinaSF initiative, we have already recruited several companies to move or setup offices in San Francisco and our city is well on its way to becoming the global capital for life sciences, biotech, cleantech, and nanotech."
In 2008, Mayor Newsom launched ChinaSF, an initiative in Shanghai to spur foreign investment in San Francisco. ChinaSF was instrumental in bringing Trina Solar, and now SPRIM, to San Francisco. The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development then connected SPRIM with the city’s local life sciences leaders like QB3, connected them with ChinaSF’s board members, toured them through Mission Bay, and is now helping them find office space in the City.
SPRIM currently has 4 offices in Europe, 5 offices in Asia, and 4 offices in North/South America.
The San Francisco office will be composed of senior management staff and start with 20 employees.
Founded in 1987, SPRIM employs health professionals in 15 countries. SPRIM is providing solutions for 400 clients including 50 Fortune 500 companies in Asia, North & South America, and Europe. Sprim Box USA was launched in 2003 and Sprim Box China was launched in 2004.