Amgen Partners with LabCentral
Amgen and LabCentral, an innovative, shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for life-sciences and biotech startups, have formed an agreement in which Amgen has become a LabCentral platinum sponsor. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Amgen can nominate up to two promising life-sciences and biotech startup companies per year to take up residence in LabCentral's Kendall Square facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
LabCentral is an 28,000 square-foot facility in the Kendall Square, Cambridge, biotech innovation hub. It is designed as shared laboratory space to be used as a launchpad for high-potential life-sciences and biotech startups. It offers fully permitted laboratory and office space for 28 startups comprising approximately 125 scientists and entrepreneurs. LabCentral provides facility and administrative support, skilled laboratory personnel, a domain-relevant expert speaker series as well as the other support services for early-stage companies for laboratory operations on day one. A private, nonprofit institution, LabCentral was funded in part by a $5 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, with support from its real-estate partner, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Founding sponsors include Triumvirate Environmental and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.