Acclinate Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Birmingham, Alabama
The company launched earlier this year at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville and plans to maintain an office there, but its primary operations will be based in Birmingham.
“As we enter the next stage of growth for our company, it is very important we evaluate our long-term future, in terms of location and operations,” said co-founder Del Smith. “It is very clear Birmingham is focused on healthcare and technology and seeing successful minority-based businesses start here and grow strongly, which made us want to establish a significant footprint in Birmingham.”
Acclinate said it seeks to diversify genomic research and clinical trials and works to help biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and academic medical centers increase representation and diversity within these trials.
Through Acclinate’s trusted #NOWINCLUDED platform, the company integrates culture and technology to educate and engage minority communities to make more informed decisions about their health, genomic research and clinical trial participation.
“The Acclinate team has been well received by the Birmingham community,” said the BBA’s Vice President of Business Development Victor Brown. “From the City of Birmingham to local investors, there is tremendous appetite for the company and the services it offers. The BBA will continue to work with Acclinate and provide the company with our community’s valuable resources to ensure its growth and success.”
The company said the move was a result of Birmingham’s focus on health care, technology and the success of minority-owned businesses. In addition, after receiving support from the Birmingham Business Alliance, BioAlabama, Birmingham Bound, Bronze Valley and others, Acclinate also chose Birmingham as the location for its headquarters because of the presence of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the region’s focus on growth in both the health care and information technology sectors.
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