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Hamburg, Germany, and Cambridge, Mass., USA, 27 September 2023:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO), LabCentral, a launchpad for high-potential life science and biotech start-ups, BioLabs, an international membership based network of shared lab and office facilities, and MBC BioLabs, premier providers of co-working laboratory space, today announced an agreement to boost early-stage innovations through access to Evotec’s leading shared end-to-end R&D platform.
The agreement will empower LabCentral / BioLabs / MBC BioLabs’s network of promising early-stage life science and biotech companies by enhanced access to Evotec’s industry-leading, innovative end-to-end platform and latest technologies for successful drug discovery and development to translate innovative life science research into new, improved ways to treat patients. Through this partnership, Evotec’s team of scientists, business builders and experts will have regular presence on-site across the LabCentral / BioLabs / MBC BioLabs network in the form of hosted educational events and office hours – parts of the efforts towards the joint goal of enhancing success rates of the early-stage companies in the ecosystem.
LabCentral / BioLabs / MBC BioLabs offers laboratory and office spaces for over 400 start-ups comprising approximately 3,500 scientists and entrepreneurs, giving Evotec direct access to promising research of biotech companies across the US, France and Germany.
Dr Matthias Evers, Chief Business Officer of Evotec, commented: “The collaboration with LabCentral / BioLabs / MBC BioLabs is closely aligned with our mission ‘Together for Medicines that Matter’. Providing innovators across a globally recognized life science & biotech network access to our industry-leading end-to-end R&D platform enabling speed, safety, efficiency, and enhanced probabilities of success from bench to bedside, will allow more opportunities to discover and develop life-saving therapies.”
Dr Johannes Fruehauf, Founder and President of BioLabs and LabCentral added: “As a strategic partner across the network of LabCentral and BioLabs facilities, Evotec’s R&D platform will help our residents accelerate their research as we collectively align on a mission to discover and develop new drugs and therapies to improve human health faster, more efficiently and on a global scale.”
Dr Robert Blazej, Director of MBC BioLabs, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating: “We are thrilled to bring Evotec’s world-leading R&D platform even closer to the companies operating in our San Francisco Bay Area facilities. Our goal has always been to empower brilliant entrepreneurs within a thriving ecosystem that fosters innovation, collaboration, and ultimately, success. Evotec’s shared R&D platform dovetails with our shared lab co-working space, furthering this mission.”
No financial terms of the agreement were disclosed.
A private, non-profit institution, LabCentral was founded in 2013 as a launchpad for high potential life-sciences and biotech startups. Operating a total of 225,000 square-feet in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., LabCentral offers fully permitted laboratory and office space for as many as 100 startups comprising approximately 1,000 scientists and entrepreneurs. More information is available at www.labcentral.org.
ABOUT MBC BIOLABS
MBC BioLabs is a premier life science incubator that provides early-stage biotech companies with the resources and support necessary to thrive. Through its network of state-of-the-art laboratories, industry partnerships, and engaged bioentrepreneur community, MBC BioLabs empowers startups to accelerate their research and propel groundbreaking ideas into transformative therapies. Since opening in 2013, MBC BioLabs has helped launch and grow 290 companies. These companies have brought 153 programs to the clinic, produced 17 approved diagnostics, and raised over $13 billion.
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