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First look: take a tour of New England Cryogenics' new space in Marlborough

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – New England Cryogenics Center, parent company of New England Cord Blood Bank, is opening the doors to its new world headquarters in Marlborough.

The three-month build out, designed by Maugel Architects, included upgraded lab space, storage space, and client waiting areas. The company now occupies 30,000 of the one-story building at 500 Donald J. Lynch Boulevard, all of which was renovated with the exception of 4,000 square feet.

Joseph Rizza, CEO of New England Cryogenic Center, said the lease was expiring on the old space in Natick, and the office park was slated for partial demolition and retail build out.

“This retail environment would not work for our current and future business endeavors,” Rizza said.

The new space was designed to be more centralized with space to grow. New England Cryogenics has also started working with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop a donor egg bank to serve Brigham patients. The company hopes to be a fully operational egg bank storage by this fall.

But moving frozen human tissue — including cord blood, donated sperm, stem cells — was no easy task. The company had to be operational in both locations during the move.

Rizza said the move took place in three phases, and a specialized cryogenic moving company was contracted to move the 66 storage tanks and processing equipment.

“The entire inventory was successfully transferred to Marlborough without incident,” Rizza said.

Check out the attached photo gallery for a full look at the facility.