METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – High tech officials came to Marlborough Thursday afternoon to welcome a new biomedical company to the city and highlight the region as a high tech hub.
Officials from Boston Biomedical Associates, a biotech consulting firm currently located in Northborough, announced that they will be moving the company’s headquarters to Marlborough. The announcement came during a mixer put on by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, commonly called MassBio, meant to showcase the region as a good place for biotech companies to set up shop.
According to a release, Boston Biomedical Associates will move to the second floor of 100 Crowley Drive, taking 17,000 square feet of office space.
The company, founded in 2000, is a consulting firm specializing in new medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical approvals, according to a statement.
The company, currently headquartered on Main Street in Northborough, will bring 55 employees to the second floor of its new home, above the headquarters of Park Place International, a healthcare IT services provider. Mack D. Rubley, the firm’s director of business development, said the company plans to move into the space in early 2014.
Boston Biomedical Associates President and Owner Lauren Baker said the company is excited to move in and praised the design of the building, built by developer Jon Delli Priscoli.
“This is Kendall Square, plopped in Marlborough, Massachusetts right down the street from my house,” she said. Baker said the location brings the company close to colleagues like Boston Scientific while staying close to the city.
“For us it’s a great solution,” she said. “We’re excited to have the build-out done and move in.”
Mayor Arthur Vigeant said he was happy to welcome the firm to the city. He said city officials try to work with companies as well as the state Legislature to make sometimes byzantine permitting and municipal processes easy for business.
“We want to make sure that we keep this a great, business-friendly community,” he said.
MassBio President and CEO Robert Coughlin said he was excited to see Boston Biomedical Associates – a MassBio member company – move to Marlborough, a MassBio “Platinum BioReady Community.”
“To see a part of the Massbio Family moving into a building that is part of the MassBio family that’s worked closely with the wonderful leadership of the state legislature as well as your local leadership,” he said, “I mean, this is what it’s all about.”
State Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, said that the Boston BioMedical Associates move represented Massachusetts’ strong areas.
“Massachusetts continues to lead the way on three important things – innovation, healthcare and job creation – and those three things come to life today when we celebrate bringing BBA to Marlborough,” she said.
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