BURLINGTON, MA, ISSUED FEBRUARY 25, 2022…Media representatives are invited to attend an in-person informational discussion hosted by Northeastern University’s Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory (BATL), leader of the BioConnects New England coalition, on the coalition’s proposal to create a biomanufacturing cluster as part of the Phase 2 application to the Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The briefing is taking place on Monday, February 28, at the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory, 147 South Bedford Street, Burlington, from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
BioConnects New England intends to build on the early success of the biotechnology industry to create a biomanufacturing cluster that includes low- and moderate-income communities throughout Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island that have been historically left behind during previous economic recoveries.
As part of the discussion, the coalition’s leadership team will outline the efforts to enhance the bio-innovation landscape locally and throughout New England, and with specific focus on workforce development aspects of the industry.
Dr. Jared R. Auclair, associate dean of Professional and Graduate Programs in the College of Science, BATL director, and grant lead, will lead the discussion, offering an overview of the grant process and focusing on the importance of industry support. He will also be available to answer any questions.
Northeastern University’s Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory
147 South Bedford Street
Monday, February 28, 2022 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
For additional information, please contact Nicole Hales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-947-7983.
ABOUT BIOCONNECTS NEW ENGLAND
BioConnects New England is a multi-state coalition and finalist of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge—a $1 billion program sponsored by the Economic Development Administration. Through this initiative, BioConnects New England intends to build on the early success of the biotechnology industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in New England with national importance, to create a biomanufacturing cluster that includes low- and moderate-income communities throughout Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island that have been historically left behind during previous economic recoveries. This coalition will connect hubs throughout New England to support existing—and establish new—biomanufacturing infrastructure as a pathway to increase employment and educational opportunities for underserved regions and populations.
Massachusetts-based Northeastern University leads the BioConnects New England Coalition, which includes the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory at Northeastern University (Burlington, Mass.), the Roux Institute at Northeastern University (Portland, Maine), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (Waltham, Mass.), Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the I-195 Design & Innovation District (Providence, R.I.), the University of Rhode Island, located in South Kingstown, and FocusMaine (located in Portland).