NATICK, Mass. – (January 2, 2020) – ABI-LAB announced an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to support the growth of life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical start-ups in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
Through this agreement, Thermo Fisher is the preferred vendor and supplier for ABI LAB 2, a new bio-incubator in Natick, Massachusetts offering lab suites for life sciences, biotech and medical technology start-ups. The new laboratories will be outfitted with Thermo Fisher’s instruments, equipment, reagents, consumables, technology and software.
“Founders of life science companies face many obstacles,” said Gary Kaufman, chief operating officer at ABI-LAB. “Our facility’s state-of-the-art laboratory spaces and specialized equipment provide a foundation to help startups grow exponentially. As a leader in providing instruments and services that accelerate discovery and increase efficiency in the lab, Thermo Fisher Scientific was a natural partner for us. We’re excited to bring startups in the MetroWest region the high-quality, reliable products, instruments and services they need to fuel their scientific discoveries.”
Thermo Fisher will also provide on-site training, application support and a supply center for tenants to purchase reagents and consumables in the common lab. Instructors will also offer “lunch and learn” seminars to share best research practices and workflows for development of new technologies.