2 Cambridge Biotech Companies Open Labs in Woburn

Two Cambridge life sciences firms recently joined Woburn’s robust biotech cluster. Vaxess Technologies expanded its operation with a 3,600-square-foot GMP manufacturing laboratory at Cummings Park, and SeromYx Systems relocated its entire operation to an 8,000-square-foot Biosafety Level 2 facility at 299 Washington Street.

Vaxess Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its GMP manufacturing facility in Woburn. Left to right: Rep. Richard Haggerty; Joe Boncore, CEO of MassBio; Sen. Cindy Friedman; Michael Schrader, CEO, Vaxess Technologies; Eric Anderson, president, Cummings Properties; and Kenn Turner, president and CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Photo credit: Duncan Lake, Cresa.

Long a hidden gem for life sciences firms, Woburn is now drawing attention as an ideal locale for biotech, pharma, and advance manufacturing companies. It’s also drawing key leaders to tour cutting-edge labs, including Vaxess’ newly built facility. Among the many celebrants at Vaxess’ grand opening and tour were:

  • Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development secretary Mike Kennealy
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center president and CEO Kenn Turner
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Council president Joe Boncore
  • Representative Richard Haggerty
  • Senator Cindy Friedman
  • Mayor Scott Galvin

Vaxess is developing a novel technology for vaccine delivery via a sustained-release intradermal microneedle patch. This technology could reportedly result in self-administered vaccines and boosters delivered to one’s door, without the need for refrigeration.

SeromYx Systems is a specialist contract research firm, currently involved in work to help create new COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.

Why Choose a Cummings Lab Facility?

With record demand for laboratory space—and limited inventory combined with rising rates in Cambridge and Boston—more and more biotech firms are recognizing the benefits of leasing in the suburbs. Below are just a few of the many reasons to lease a lab or manufacturing facility from Cummings.

In-house Team Delivers Quality Space Faster

Our in-house design, construction, leasing, property management, purchasing, and financing teams work together to quickly give you the specialized space you need. Eliminating the need for you to identify, coordinate with, and oversee multiple different vendors, these extensive internal capabilities often result in cost and time savings.

Lower Rates Offer a Better Leasing Value

Our affordable full-service leasing rates are typically one half the rates found in Boston and Cambridge, which means you can dedicate more funds to operating and growing your business.

Woburn and Beverly are Bio-ready Communities

Both Woburn and Beverly, along with most of the cities and towns where Cummings operates, have earned MassBio’s Platinum Level Bioready® Community rating. This designation signifies the communities’ commitment to the life sciences industry and makes them ideal locations for biotech companies.

Contact us today at 781-935-8000 or sales@cummings.com to find out more about Cummings’ office, lab, and manufacturing facilities in Woburn, Medford, Beverly, Burlington, and other greater Boston cities.