STEVENAGE, England, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
First tenant moves in
Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC), the UK's first open innovation bioscience campus, is pleased to announce that it is now open for business. In addition, it has welcomed its first tenant, Aptiv Solutions, which has taken space in the Incubator building. SBC expects its first year of operation to be a busy one - discussions with a range of interesting tenants are progressing, and the facility will play host to various conferences and events focused on rejuvenation of the UK biosciences sector.
Focused on early-stage drug discovery and development, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst forms a unique and collaborative environment for companies large and small. Its offering, from access to stakeholder expertise, high quality equipment, free e-journal use, laboratory, office, virtual and hot desking space, is proving very attractive. Work is underway on further defining the technological areas in which SBC and its collaborators will develop open innovation activities. In addition, in order to start-up, incubate and grow new companies, mechanisms for access to intellectual property and further funding are in development.
For Aptiv Solutions and in particular the Translational and Medical Sciences Consultancy division, the move to Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst provides a unique opportunity to participate in the open innovation ethos of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, while benefiting from the state-of-the-art facilities and environment available to tenants. Aptiv Solutions provides comprehensive drug and medical device development services with an expertise in Adaptive Clinical Trial design, simulation and execution.
Commenting on these exciting developments, Dr Martino Picardo, CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst said, "Everyone in the Stevenage Bioscience
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