Prince William Science Accelerator Welcomes First Tenant
Friday, April 11, 2014
ISOThrive LLC a start-up life sciences company, will occupy 603 square feet of space in the Prince William Science Accelerator beginning May 15, 2014, becoming the first tenant according to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
ISOThrive recognizes the benefits of locating in the Prince William Science Accelerator, the only public-private commercially available property featuring wet laboratory spaces in Northern Virginia. The facility provides close proximity to key federal institutions and is adjacent to George Mason University’s Prince William Campus. The company is dedicated to bringing to market dietary supplements through a new patented process in the growing field of microbiome health.
“Establishing our business in Prince William County, Virginia will significantly aid in our scientific research and bringing our products to market,” said Jack Oswald, Chief Executive Officer, ISOThrive. “We’re delighted to become the first tenant in the Prince William Science Accelerator and excited about our future business opportunities, which has been made possible by this unique public-private partnership established by Prince William County.”
Scheduled to open in spring 2014, the Prince William Science Accelerator will accommodate and support start-up and fast-growing life sciences and biotechnology companies, to help propel the industry forward. The Prince William Science Accelerator contains approximately 9,000 s.f. of modern wet laboratory space which can be flexibly subdivided into nine laboratories for individual companies. In addition to the web laboratory areas, theses spaces also contain fume hoods, various laboratory equipment, conference rooms, a reception area, a receiving area and other high end amenities, in a brand new and modern working environment.
As a targeted industry, and the first tenant of the Prince William Science Accelerator, the Board of County Supervisors committed $9,200 from the Prince William County Economic Development Opportunity Fund to offset a portion of the costs of equipment purchases by ISOThrive and to assist the company in the location of its life science research facility in Prince William County. ISOThrive announced its intent to invest $143,000 in this project.