AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a daylong celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship at UMass Amherst Monday.
The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council announced a new office at UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences.
The office will provide MassBio members in the western part of the state easier access to MassBio benefits and will support further growth of the life science’s cluster across the state.
Monday’s announcement was part of a daylong conference at the university to showcase the innovation. MassBio CEO, Bob Coughlin said this is an opportunity to make connections with the active startup industry associated with life sciences.
“This facility is going to be a place where all these different life science companies can convene, collaborate and categorize by using the state of the art facilities that are here for their benefit,” Coughlin told 22News.
UMass opened its $150 million Institute for Applied Life Sciences building in October 2016.
Biotechnology researchers will now have access to more than 30 cutting-edge equipped facilities. Tours of the new offices and technology were given as part of the celebration.