CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mass Innovation Labs, an accelerated commercialization space located in Kendall Square, announced today the opening of new laboratory space designed to meet the needs of small and startup biopharmaceutical and life science companies. Six new “innovation suites” will be available in July offering state-of-the-art facilities in an ecosystem housing cutting edge research and product development.
The innovation suites will hold anywhere from one to five staff members, and will include Mass Innovation Labs’ turnkey operational support and services. In addition to the laboratory space, members of the innovation suites will have access to three rooms that are Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) compliant, according to guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control. The BSL2 rooms include space for viral, bacterial and mammalian research.
“Our expansion with the innovative suites is a major step in our growth, and provides life science companies a complete approach with space suited exactly to their needs,” said Seth Taylor, chief financial officer and chief business officer of Mass Innovation Labs. “We are now able to offer companies at all levels the resources and space they need to achieve revolutionary discoveries.”
The innovation suites are part of Mass Innovation Labs’ expanded operations, including plans to grow in the Kendall Square area as well as the West Coast. With the addition of the innovation suites, Mass Innovation Labs has the ability to service biopharmaceutical and life science companies at every stage of development, from initial phase research to mature businesses that have secured more than $100 million in funding.
Mass Innovation Labs has become sought after space by organizations ranging from small startups to mature companies looking to expedite the typically lengthy process of moving into a new lab space. Since launching in May 2015, Mass Innovation Labs has entered into agreements with highly innovative companies including CRISPR, Editas Medicine and Radius Health.
About Mass Innovation Labs
Mass Innovation Labs embodies an ecosystem of innovators in its 124,000-square-foot first-class chemistry and biology space in the heart of Kendall Square. We provide comprehensive solutions for growing companies, including animal facilities, on-site CRO support, co-located CRO services and operational needs. Our goal is to reduce the time for teams to overcome hurdles in achieving milestones. For more information, please visit www.massinnovationlabs.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.