Wet Laboratories Facility Opens in Prince William County
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Prince William County has officially opened the Prince William Science Accelerator and formally welcomed its first tenant ISOThrive LLC (ISOThrive), a start-up life sciences company.
The 9,126 sq. ft. brand new facility houses a total of nine newly built wet laboratory spaces, ranging from 435 sq. ft. to 1,141 sq. ft. in a variety of floor plan layouts and common lab equipment. Each wet lab space is individually secured, has emergency power outlets for critical storage equipment and configured with a front office and access to two conference rooms and a common kitchen/office, receiving area and parking space allocations.
Anchored in Innovation Park near George Mason University, the Prince William Science Accelerator is the only public-private commercially available property featuring wet laboratory spaces in Northern Virginia. It is designed as an innovative environment for entrepreneurial research and product development, and works in conjunction with existing industry and universities to add a further key element to the growing life sciences ecosystem in Prince William County.
“This is yet another testimony to Prince William County’s commitment to developing the life sciences industry in our county,” said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors during the Ceremony.
“Being the first tenant of the Prince William Science Accelerator has already allowed us to establish key research collaboration with George Mason University to further develop the science of supporting a healthy microbiome,” said Jack Oswald, CEO of ISOThrive. “Together we are working on the most important breakthrough in human health of the last 20 years.”