San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Despite being a model of innovation for spring-boarding biotech companies, the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency in 2012 nearly caused it to close its doors. The city would no longer have funds available for the private management of the facility or its upkeep.
In September of 2012 real estate investor and venture capitalist, Carl E. Berg stepped in. He recruited former Facilities Manager Tony Gonzalez to take over management of the center as Executive Director of the San Jose BioCube.
"Mr. Berg saw the value in keeping the dream alive," said Gonzalez. "These companies are bringing jobs and cutting-edge life science to San Jose. We couldn't let that slip away."
Berg and Gonzalez rejuvenated the facility, bringing confidence back to its resident companies and interest back into San Jose for fledgling life science companies.
Now the San Jose Biocube is nearly 100% self-sufficient, drawing interest from international life science delegations and incubating companies like Ariosa Diagnostics, a prenatal diagnostics company supporting almost 100 jobs in San Jose.
For more information about the San Jose BioCube, please visit the website at http://sanjosebiocube.com or schedule a tour by contacting Jovan Winter at info(at)sanjosebiocube(dot)com