Analytical Technologies Group Makes a Significant Donation to the CURE Ecosystem
Tom Green, CEO of Analytical Technologies Group (“ATG”) and a longtime Groton entrepreneur, recently orchestrated an unprecedented equipment donation to CURE Innovation Commons (“The Commons”) which included an abundance of -80ºC and -20ºC freezers, refrigerators, CO2 incubators and more. The equipment came from top vendors and was brought to Connecticut from a New York company which recently closed its labs. This valuable donation, not only outfitted The Commons, but also a good number of members of CT’s bioscience community. Three trucks, loaded with equipment, were dispatched to universities and start-ups in New Haven, Branford, Farmington and finally to Groton.
The Commons is Connecticut’s newest incubator for entrepreneurs, professionals, scientists, start-ups and growing companies to develop ideas and build businesses in a collaborative, vibrant community setting. The Commons offers laboratory spaces, shared equipment, offices, co-working, conference rooms and meeting spaces. (Click for more on starting up and collaborating.)
One of the incubator’s signature amenities is the availability of shared equipment for our resident companies. This donation is in addition to the sizable donation from The Commons Founding Sponsor, Advanced Laboratory Trading (“ALT”). Hugh Fryer, PhD Vice President of R&D at GestVision noted “In a startup, there are almost too many tasks that require attention. One of the main reasons we chose The Commons was CURE enlisted service, equipment, and merchandise vendors that extended significant discounts to us, saving a substantial amount of time locating vendors and negotiating contracts. Kim Kelly, Commons Director, was also able to find excellently maintained, donated equipment which saved us money, as well. The shared freezers and refrigerators serve as backup, giving us peace of mind. In essence, The Commons is a nearly turnkey solution for our startup laboratory, allowing us to focus on building our new business by outsourcing time consuming tasks.”
The Commons will continue to deepen its available shared equipment, consumables and discounts through donations from other service providers. Stay tuned for a coming announcement of new sponsors!
More on Analytical Technologies Group (“ATG”)
A service, maintenance and contract provider for laboratory research products. Their focus is the customer first, enabling and ensuring their success. They repair and maintain the Full Line of AKTA™ products, Molecular Devices Plate Readers and Contichrom FPLC Systems. ATG provides unparalleled customer service, unsurpassed quality and a collaborative focus on customers that makes it part of your team, not just a service provider.
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In the News:
Year in Review: How CURE Innovation Commons is Leading CT’s Bioscience Scene, Knowledge Green, July 29, 2016