New biotech incubator in Vancouver

Always interesting to see new plans by government to help out small biotech companies. An article by OPB’s Conrad Wilson:

The Port of Vancouver, Washington, announced Monday it will start construction on a new life sciences center.

Port officials said the center will be the first dedicated space in southwest Washington for sciences like biology, botany or biochemistry.

The center will be based along the Columbia River at the site called Terminal One, which is currently home to a shuttered Red Lion Hotel.

The Port plans to use a $200,000 grant from the state to remodel about 6,200 square feet of the hotel into lab space and offices.

Along with the new center, the port also announced the signing of its first tenant: a Portland-based bio-tech company called AbSci. The company currently has 10 employees and is projected to grow to 50 by 2020….

Best wishes to AbSci, and to the Port of Vancouver.

Jim

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