Name Changes

New Jersey Bioscience Center, 675 Route 1 South, North Brunswick 08902. 732-839-1881. Lenzie Harcum, manager. www.njtechcentre.com.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has changed the name of the Technology Center of New Jersey to the New Jersey Bioscience Center to reflect the research park’s focus on life science companies.

The campus includes lab and office space options for companies at all stages of growth from incubator space for startups to built-to-suit labs for established companies.

“From New Jersey’s highly talented workforce to our ideal location and proximity to more than a dozen pharmaceutical giants, life sciences companies of all sizes are finding immense value in locating at our facilities,” NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said. “Rebranding the North Brunswick campus park under the New Jersey Bioscience Center umbrella will help us promote the research park’s available lab and office space to a national and international audience.”

The incubator, formerly known as the Commercialization Center of Innovative Technologies, and the accelerator, formerly known as the Biotechnology Development Center, are now respectively NJBC — Incubator at North Brunswick and NJBC — Step Out Labs at North Brunswick.

The 46,000-square-foot NJBC — Incubator offers 27 wet labs, the most of any incubator in the Garden State. Currently home to 20 businesses, the facility includes both small and large labs, as well as offices. Considered New Jersey’s leading life sciences incubator, the NJBC — Incubator also provides tenant companies with educational programs and supporting resources, including help to identify funding sources and access to small business development resources, networking opportunities, and administrative support. Additionally, it offers discounted first-year rent for university drug-discovery spinouts. Startups moving to the NJBC — Incubator can apply for rent support through the NJEDA’s NJ Ignite program.

The NJBC — Step Out Labs at North Brunswick opened in June, 2018, and offers intermediate lab and office space for companies that have outgrown incubator space and other early-stage companies looking to expand. The NJBC — Step Out Labs space targets all subsectors of the biotechnology industry, with the goal of serving graduates of the NJBC — Incubator and other well-funded startups that are ready for intermediate space. The NJBC — Step Out Labs currently has six tenants, including China-based Adlai Nortye, which chose its New Jersey location as its United States headquarters.

Contract Awarded

Soligenix (SNGX), 29 Emmons Drive, Suite B-10, Princeton 08540. 609-538-8200. Christopher J. Schaber, president and CEO. www.soligenix.com.

The biopharmaceutical company has won a three-year, $600,000 subcontract from the government to develop medical countermeasures against bacteria used for biological warfare. The company’s “Innate Defense Regulator” technology works by regulating the patient’s immune system to reduce inflammation, eliminate infection, and increase survival.

The grant will be used to test the effectiveness of IDR in lab animals against several kinds of bacterial infections. IDR is also being tested on human cancer patients to treat oral mucositis, a complication of treatments for head and neck cancer.

Deaths

Edward R. Hall, 84, on June 8. He worked for Princeton Plasma Physics for more than 25 years. Services will be held Thursday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road in Pennington.

John H. Kisthardt Jr., 79, on May 17. He was employed as vice president of Kisthardt Auto Products in Lawrenceville for more than 30 years before his retirement.

Hayward Hutchinson Chappell, 91, on June 2. A Princeton alumnus and Korean War veteran, he served briefly in the CIA and worked the rest of his career as a catalyst salesman for American Cyanamid and United Oil Products.

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