Persomics Expands at the AstraZeneca Biohub, MA

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Persomics has signed an agreement for larger office and laboratory space at the AstraZeneca Biohub in Waltham, Massachusetts.

With AstraZeneca’s support we have been able to establish a purpose-built lab of the absolute highest standards – Neil Emans, PhD, CEO, Persomics USA

Persomics USA Inc. delivers innovative biotech solutions that accelerate and increase the scale of functional genomics research. To ensure adequate capacity for production and product development, Persomics is increasing its working space threefold. The expanded lab space will support Persomics’ roll-out of the ImagineArray™ platform of miniaturized functional genomics screens produced through the company’s patented printing technology.

Persomics placed its US headquarters at AstraZeneca’s Biohub in Gatehouse Park in 2014. The high quality facilities and proximity to many biotech and life science companies in the Boston area made the Waltham AZ Biohub an attractive option.
“The Gatehouse Park BioHub has been ideal for us so far, and we are pleased to be able to expand our lab footprint without moving to another location. With AstraZeneca’s support we have been able to establish a purpose-built lab of the absolute highest standards.” – Neil Emans, PhD, CEO, Persomics USA
Persomics is currently extending the ImagineArray™ platform to CRISPR/CAS9. Announcement of further products is expected 2017, pending final validation of ongoing research and development.

“Persomics was one of the first companies we invited to the Biohub and it has been a pleasure to follow the progress of the company. The team contributes to our ambition of creating a more open research environment where our scientists can interact and push the boundaries of science.” – Kenneth Sutton, Director Facility Management, AstraZeneca Waltham.  
About Persomics ImagineArray™
Persomics ImagineArray™ brings functional genomics screens into ordinary labs and gives every researcher the ability to conduct screens regardless of lab infrastructure. The Persomics platform allows scientists to push research further and faster, and opens up new and exciting paths to finding innovative cures.

With Persomics ImagineArray™, experiments are contact-printed as spots on a glass slip. Each spot encapsulates RNA and the reagents required for gene silencing and editing. Each ImagineArray™ can hold up to 3,200 experiments on an area of just 1.3 sq. in. (8.6 cm2). The experiments are printed in parallel, by a single print head in just 2.5 seconds, using Persomics’ patented printing technology.

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