FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2020
CONTACT: Timothy Barnes
Phone: (978) 993-7150, ext 206
Cambridge Life Science Company’s Relocation Adds to Gloucester’s Growing Biotech Community
Gloucester, MA: Tobin Scientific was at Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute on Monday, June 8th delivering freezers full of biological samples for new tenant LifeMine Therapeutics, relocating to Gloucester from Cambridge, MA. Opened in October 2018, The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) is the world’s first research facility dedicated to marine genomics. GMGI conducts marine genomics research that not only fulfills local economic needs by supporting fisheries science, but also by making advancements in biotechnology and biomedicine using marine organisms as models. GMGI scientists identify beneficial properties and chemicals within marine creatures and create “biosynthetic” replicas, hence using genomics to sustainably produce them.
LifeMine Therapeutics works developing new drugs from eukaryotic microbes (such as algae, protozoa, fungi, and helminths) by combining Genomics with AI and Synthetic Biology. Tobin Scientific’s redundant power trailers were deployed for the move of LifeMine’s biologic assets and freezers to ensure all arrived at the new location same-day and work could resume nearly immediately. LifeMine’s installation within the GMGI campus will provide for faster transfer and economies to the benefit of both organizations.
“This was very exciting to be a part of”, remarked Brian Tobin, Tobin Scientific’s Director of Life Science Services. “Greg Verdine and LifeMine Therapeutics have shown great vision in bringing this industry to Gloucester. Tobin Scientific is delighted to do ongoing work for the two great companies investing in an expanded biotech presence in the Gloucester community.”
About Tobin Scientific: Tobin Scientific, the nation’s only fully integrated, single-source provider of life science laboratory relocation, is a division of Tobin & Sons Moving and Storage based in Beverly MA. The company holds patents and specializes in frozen biological and cryogenic transportation, repository, and temperature-controlled storage. Founded in 1960, Tobin & Sons Moving and Storage is consistently ranked among the top five largest moving and storage companies in the Boston area.