MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — GE Healthcare Life Sciences has announced that it plans to develop a new $21 million U.S. headquarters in Marlborough.

The 160,000-square-foot facility announced Wednesday will bring 500 professional jobs to the state, including 220 new jobs.

This facility will include state-of-the-art labs, customer application facilities, and office space to complement GE Healthcare Life Sciences' existing manufacturing capability in Westborough.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences is involved in the research, development, and manufacture of tools, equipment and technologies for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.

Kieran Murphy, president and CEO, said the company chose Massachusetts to be close to industry-leading talent, customers, and world-class academic and medical institutions.

The facility is expected to open in the spring.