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Atrium Health, Wexford Science & Technology Break Ground on Transformative Development to Advance Medicine and Innovation

Construction of the long-awaited medical school near Uptown Charlotte is officially underway. The Queen City is the nation’s largest city without a 4-year medical school. The first shovels of dirt were turned today at a ceremony near the intersection of Baxter and South McDowell streets, commemorating groundbreaking on Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte and the surrounding innovation district, known as “The Pearl.”

The school of medicine will anchor the Howard R. Levine Center for Education in the heart of The Pearl. It will be joined by Carolinas College of Health Sciences, which has announced plans to locate there, along with connections to Wake Forest’s School of Professional Studies and other educational opportunities.

Press Release  |  January 17, 2023

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Atrium breaks ground on new Wake Forest med school and innovation district in midtown Charlotte  |  Triad Business Journal

Wexford Science & Technology launches Connect Labs offering

Open doors on first location, Connect Labs Phoenix at 850 PBC in Phoenix, AZ

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, a national developer specializing in creating Knowledge Communities exclusively with universities, academic medical centers, and research institutions has launched Connect Labs by Wexford, a new offering that features scale-in-place wet lab and innovation infrastructure particularly for emerging and growth companies in the life sciences, computational, engineering, and energy industries.

 Press Release  |  January 19, 2023

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Additional Coverage:
Life sciences startups find new home in downtown Phoenix Bioscience Core  |  AZ Inno  |  January 20, 2023
Lab offers shared workspace for growing biotech sector  |  Axios Phoenix  |  January 26, 2023

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Wexford Science & Technology Launches Venture Fund

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, the leading developer of university-centric Knowledge Communities, today formally announced the launch of its new venture capital fund focused on investing in early and late-stage seed opportunities.  The company also unveiled its first two funded investments. The Wexford SciTech Venture Fund aims to partner with university and regional funds to provide startups with the financial support, connections, and resources they need to grow and thrive.  The fund will initially concentrate its efforts primarily in life sciences and technology companies in markets where Wexford has one of its seventeen Knowledge Community developments.

“Wexford is excited to launch our SciTech Venture Fund to support our university partners and local entrepreneurs in assisting promising startups and providing funding, advice, and connections critical to growing and becoming investment ready,” said Thomas Osha, Wexford’s Executive Vice President and president of the fund.

Press Release  |   March 23, 2023

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Aggie Square hits milestone with topping off ceremony

The University of California, Davis, the city of Sacramento, and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, on Thursday celebrated the full structural completion of the first phase of Aggie Square, an emerging innovation district on the UC Davis Sacramento campus.

The topping off ceremony – a long-standing building tradition – comprised nearly 200 guests, including local tradespeople; community leaders; architecture, engineering, and construction firms; university partners; and elected officials.

UC Davis Health  |  May 5, 2023

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BioPark developer Wexford Science & Technology taps new CEO

The firm behind one of Baltimore’s biggest technology developments now has a new CEO.

Baltimore’s Wexford Science & Technology Inc., which is developing the University of Maryland BioPark, promoted Ted Russell to the president and CEO on Feb. 1.

Russell previously served as both the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the over 50-person company and will continue to serve in the CFO role. Before joining Wexford in 2009, Russell was vice president of RBS Greenwich Capital’s real estate finance group.

Founder and president Jim Berens will continue to serve as chairman of Wexford and will remain involved in significant decisions, according to a company release. Wexford works primarily with universities and other research institutes and has developed 49 properties across the U.S. Other notable Wexford projects outside of the three-building BioPark include The Assembly in Pittsburgh, a former Model T plant that’s now an eight-story research hub of labs and offices, and the uCity Square in Philadelphia that houses around 200 companies.

Baltimore Business Journal   |   February 2, 2023

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Check out Integral Molecular’s new research center in University City

Integral Molecular has called University City home for the last two decades… But the life sciences company just opened a new headquarters, as the first company to move into the One uCity building in the uCity Square Innovation Community in University City.

The company, which focuses on research and development of therapeutic antibodies, hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting and opening party last Thursday to celebrate its new office space and research facilities.  |  April 25, 2023

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Innovation Quarter debuts startup launchpad and coworking space in Bailey Power

Innovation Quarter has finally got its “front door.” After several months in a soft-launch phase, Sparq – a collaborative, 7,000-square-foot space dedicated to assisting startups and entrepreneurs – has officially opened in the Bailey Power Plant building.

A startup and small business launchpad, Sparq’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with the resources of Winston-Salem’s innovation ecosystem – particularly in Innovation Quarter.

Triad Inno |   March 31, 2023

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Building Pittsburgh’s Med-tech Future on an Industrial Past

A landmarked 1915 auto assembly plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been transformed for the production of medical science. After emerging from restoration by ZGF Architects the site will house research facilities for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Hillman Cancer Center as well as private tenants.

Metropolis Magazine  |   January 23, 2023

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UW prevails in lawsuit filed by developer that lost bid to build new clean energy research facility

GeekWire  | March 8, 2023
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Innovation Quarter creates new leadership role to develop Winston-Salem’s life science industry

Triad Inno  |  January 24, 2023
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‘Just coming to events like these, I can see myself staying here in Philadelphia’  |  May 5, 2023
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