Laboratory provides access to cutting-edge analytical technologies
which strengthen modern life and health sciences research
MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2016--
Corporation (NYSE:WAT) and BioCity,
the UK's largest bioscience incubator company, celebrated the opening of
a new open access analytical laboratory. Located in the BioHub
at Alderley Park, the laboratory offers Waters’ state-of-the-art liquid
chromatography (LC), mass spectrometry (MS) and informatics
technologies, within a suite of analytical modules for scientists
working in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.
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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne stated, “This is more great
news for Alderley Park and for Life Sciences in Cheshire. We are home to
so many innovative and growing businesses in the sector and I was
delighted to hear that BioCity Group and larger employers like Waters
are helping to nurture new talent.”
“Scientists on-site now have access to state-of-the-art Waters’
capabilities through the open access facility,” said Rohit Khanna,
Senior Vice President, Applied Technology. “The companies located at
BioHub are engaged in breakthrough research and development. Close
engagement with these companies provides Waters with a deeper insight
into their needs and challenges.”
The laboratory will be resourced with many of Waters’ latest technology
offerings, including ACQUITY®
PDA Detector™, along with the expertise required to leverage the
power of these instrumentation platforms. The laboratory also includes a
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system provided by Manchester Science
Partnerships, the owners of Alderley Park.
“At Alderley Park, and indeed across the BioCity group, we are working
with a growth formula that provides emerging and growing companies with
access to everything they need to succeed - be it people, facilities,
finance or technology,” said Dr. Glenn Crocker (MBE) CEO, BioCity Group.
“The fact that our model and the work we are doing in partnership with
Waters and MSP is recognized by the Chancellor is encouraging to hear.
We are proud to be playing a leading role at the forefront of both the
local and national economy.”
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) develops and manufactures advanced
analytical and material science technologies for laboratory dependent
organizations. For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered a
connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information
management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis systems.
About BioCity / BioHub at Alderley Park
Operated by the specialist life science incubation company BioCity,
BioHub, based at Alderley Park (Cheshire) is a collaborative R&D centre
which enables new and growing bioscience businesses to not only benefit
from BioCity's specialist incubation support services (including shared
services, training, business support and access to investment) but also
Alderley Park’s high-specification research facilities.
The incubator has grown rapidly since launching in 2013, 10 years after
BioCity itself was opened (2003) as one of the first Bioscience
incubators in Europe. Now supporting over 150 companies, the BioCity
team run a series of Innovation Engine Bootcamps, which has already lead
to the creation of over 30 new companies (physical and virtual). To
support these new companies, BioCity has formed a mentor network of 80
thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, VCs and Business Experts.
Nine years after BioCity launched, the group created BioCity Scotland
near Glasgow (2012) and MediCity (2013) on the Alliance Boots Enterprise
Zone in Nottingham.
Over 200 plus companies started life in a BioCity business incubator and
have raised over £50m of seed capital. The success of this growth
formula is shown in a 91% survival rate of BioCity-based companies over
13 years. This has helped make any BioCity location an international hub
for entrepreneurial activity in the life sciences.
Alderley Park/Manchester Science Partnerships
Alderley Park, part of Manchester Science Partnerships holds an
international reputation for biotech and life science innovation in the
UK. Set in 400 acres of beautiful Cheshire parkland, Alderley Park is
home to over 100,000 sq m of premier scientific laboratory space,
100,000 sq ft award-winning Parklands office space, a 300,000 sq ft new
re-development offering office, lab or manufacturing space, sports and
leisure facilities, restaurant, cafes and international conference
centre - A total place for living, working and recreation.
Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is a community of scientists,
innovators, investors and entrepreneurs, catalyzing the growth of
innovative science and technology businesses. MSP provides the right
environments and connections for new ideas to flourish and concepts to
become a commercial reality. As the UK’s largest science park operator
with five sites across the North West, MSP supports the growth of
companies across the life sciences, ICT, industrial technology, advanced
engineering and digital creative sectors, accommodating everything from
single desk start-ups to European HQs.
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Source: Waters Corporation
Chris Orlando, 508-482-2623