The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) is the leading incubator in the region dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies. Labs range from approximately 800 – 1,000 sq. ft. and are “plug and play” ready. Tenant companies have shared access to conference rooms, reception services, two kitchens, loading docks, an NMR, dishwashing and autoclave. Separate private offices are also available.
Many successful companies have graduated from CCIT, including Advaxis, Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD), Chromocell (founded by Nobel laureate Gunter Blobel), GENEWIZ (over 1000 employees), and more.
Value Added Services
One of the best advantages of locating in CCIT is being based at the heart of the entrepreneurial community. In addition to the natural synergies that develop between the life sciences startup companies, there are also many programs designed to educate and support entrepreneurs. The CCIT community has access to support services including VC training events and 1:1 office hours led by experienced life sciences professionals. The CCIT advisory board includes representation from pharma, biotech and academia to coach companies into the future.
Businesses located in CCIT also have access to a variety of professional and support services including open office hours by professional firms from the life sciences community. In addition to programming, tenant companies also have access to a broad range of common services including conference rooms, reception services, two kitchens, loading docks, an NMR, dishwashing and autoclave. Separate private offices are available for rent to biotech companies that are not in need of lab space.
New Jersey is home to the headquarters or major facilities of 14 of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem employs 115,000 people and includes more than 400 biotechnology companies.
CCIT is located in the heart of New Jersey’s “Research Corridor” on the campus of The Technology Centre of New Jersey, a 75-acre research park which offers easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia, as well as close proximity to near Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Princeton University. The Technology Centre of New Jersey itself is home to a number of successful biotech businesses including Chromocell, Allergan, Merial and Orthobond.
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Lenzie Harcum, CCIT Program Manager
Rosa Szeliga, Program Officer
Cyndi Costello, Program Specialist
for directions to the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies.
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