Woburn, MA California-based NanoImaging Services (NIS) has established an East Coast presence with a new lease at 4 Gill St. The 5,400 s/f facility will serve as both office and laboratory space for the 12-year-old company, which plans to take occupancy of its new location in spring 2020.
NIS provides comprehensive cryo electron microscopy (CryoEM) services supporting drug discovery and development. Along with establishing a commercial center for NIS in the Northeast, the Gill St. location will house cutting-edge electron microscopes from ThermoFisher Scientific and next-generation sample preparation tools under development by TTP Labtech Ltd.
“CryoEM is rapidly developing as an important method to support drug discovery, complementing the long-established use of the method in drug development and manufacturing,” said Ben Schenker, the recently appointed chief commercial officer at NIS. “Through our relationship with Cummings Properties, we have been able to access local space with the technical specifications necessary to support optimum operation of the electron microscopes. We look forward to ongoing growth and engagement through our client relationships in the Northeast.”
Cummings Properties leasing director Mike Truesdale worked with Jason Rexinis, assistant vice president at Colliers International’s Boston office, to find and develop a space for the unique requirement.
“NIS joins an expanding cluster of tech firms here in Woburn,” said Truesdale. “Growing companies have realized that they can lease office and lab space at a fraction of what they would pay in Boston and Cambridge, which are only a short drive away.”
Its new neighbors will include high tech and life science companies, including Covidien, Wuxi Nextcode Genomics USA, Aphios, ArQule, Purinomia Biotech, and Reform Biologics.