AbSci,a global leader in protein production technologies, will relocate its headquarters to the new Hudson Building in downtown Vancouver, Washington.
According to company officials, AbSci expects to begin renovations by the beginning of September, with plans to occupy the state-of-the-art lab facility by the fourth quarter of this year, and continue to develop and commercialize its revolutionary protein production technology.
AbSci's relocation to the downtown Vancouver area is a reflection of the commitment and support the company has received from the local community, CREDC, Killian Pacific, and the State of Washington, including a commitment of $200,000 from Governor Inslee's Strategic Reserve Fund to be used for the build out of AbSci's lab, company officials said.
"The life sciences and global health sector is a leading driver in Washington State and growing rapidly, representing the fifth largest employment sector and contributing $12.5 billion to the state GDP last year," said Governor Inslee. "We are excited to welcome AbSci to Vancouver and will continue to support the community's efforts to build this growing cluster in Clark County."
"We've been committed to finding a long-term home in Vancouver, but needed a space that could accommodate our unique requirements and continued growth for at least the next five years," said Sean McClain, Founder/CEO of AbSci. "The Hudson Building's modern layout allowed us to design an efficient and collaborative facility that will support the company's growth for the foreseeable future."