Natick, MA – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – CEO of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., Dr. Michael Kauffman, joined by State Senator Karen Spilka, State Senator Richard Ross, State Representative David Linsky, Paul Joseph, President & CEO of the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, and Angus McQuilken, Vice President for Communications & Marketing for the Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) – along with representative from MassBio, founders, resident companies, and friends, celebrated the grand opening of ABI-LAB in Natick Massachusetts today.
“We founded ABI-LAB because there was a need for affordable lab space in the biotech industry” said Dr. Rafael Nir, Managing Partner of ABI-LAB. “With high lab costs around the commonwealth and the struggle that new start-ups face it was a natural endeavor that Gary Kaufman, Managing Partner of ABI-LAB, and I wanted to embark on.”
ABI-LAB offers open-lab and office space for up to 10 start-up companies. ABI-LAB provides flexible lab space, a collaborative atmosphere, mentoring for start-ups, networking opportunities, and contract lab services which include protein production, cell-culture, cell-based assays, biomarker analysis and animal studies (oncology and NASH models). ABI-LAB is planning to expand and add 8 additional suites, lab and office space by January 2017.