bioLOGIC expanding Covington lab space


bioLOGIC Corp, a global life science investment and management company, is expanding its U.S. headquarters by relocating to Covington Station at 632 Russell Street.

The 4,500-square-foot space will help the company further its mission of cultivating and growing biotech and life science companies, consolidating office and lab space and providing a new home for its genetic diagnostic testing company.

"It's about consolidation and growth," says Margaret van Gilse, vice president of business development for bioLOGIC.  "Our labs are not where our offices are.  This will allow the other life sciences companies that are part of our group to work and grow together under one roof."

The building was rehabbed by Marc Tischbein and Tony Kreutzjans, who will also handle the build out.

The company expects to move into the building by late April or early May.

Founded at Cincinnati's BioStart incubator in 2007, bioLOGIC grew so quickly that it struck out on its own, moving to Covington's John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge toll house last October.

"Covington still has great access to research in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati," van Gilse says.  "And they welcomed us with open arms.  They encouraged us to move here, and they've done whatever they can to help us."

Van Gilse attributes much of the company's success to Kentucky's pro-business attitude – specifically its focus on growing life science and biotech through matching federal funding.

"The Commonwealth of Kentucky has very innovative programs for emerging businesses," she says.  "It's a very streamlined process.  Funding is very accessible and it doesn't take long to go through the process and get awarded funds."

Writer: Kevin LeMaster
Source: Margaret van Gilse, vice president of business development, bioLOGIC Group

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