Regional biotech growth is on a strong trajectory. Worcester is home to dozens of biotech companies and new biomanufacturing facilities are under construction at The Reactory in Worcester. Investments in research infrastructure and incubator spaces are hatching new ventures, creating cutting-edge cell and gene therapies to treat cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious disease.
To further accelerate biotech innovation and education, WPI joined BioConnects New England, a multi-institutional coalition spanning three states and founded to create a robust biotech industry by connecting resources and talent. BioConnects New England was inspired by the U.S. Economic Development Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge, which aims to identify regional economic strengths for a post-pandemic future.
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