MassBio Network Invited to Respond to RFP to Manage New Accelerator

August 7, 2013

Request for Proposals Issued by Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing, Inc.

The Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing, Inc. (MAB, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation created to foster, promote, support and accelerate the discovery and development of the next generation of traditional biologic therapeutic products, new types of products using stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials, and other life science products.

The MAB, Inc. plays a stewardship role in the governance and oversight of a unique, world-class biomanufacturing facility located in the SouthCoast Life Science and Technology Park in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The MAB, Inc. has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) designed to provide qualified consulting partners an opportunity to disclose their professional competencies, to submit creative concepts, and to propose strategies and tactics to successfully assist the MAB, Inc. in meeting its economic development, educational and research mission and to manage all day-to-day scientific, technical, business development, financial and administrative operations at the MAB facility. A copy of the RFP can be downloaded from the MAB, Inc. website:


The submission deadline is August 23, 2013. Follow-up inquiries should be submitted in writing to:

Mr. Paul Vigeant, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA. 02723; or via email to


About the MAB facility

This showcase facility for innovation includes four "cGMP-like" production suites with inoculum and cold buffer rooms. The 25,000 square feet production area is fully supported with utilities including gases, ISO 7 and 8 quality air, category (5) area bio-safety cabinets, USP water, clean steam and biowaste drains.

The suites may operate independently or in two-suite tandems, with one focused on cell culture\fermentation and the other on purification. Support rooms for media and buffer preparation, column packing, washing with autoclave sterilization, and clean storage surround the production suites.

The MAB core facility also includes a QA/QC lab, an R&D suite, a small scale cell culture through purification train suitable for process development and production training, a training laboratory, lecture halls, an atrium public viewing area, and offices for client companies and the MAB scientific team.

The MAB provide key capabilities for aiding companies in testing their biomanufacturing processes at commercial scale, training their current and future workforce and providing a unique research facility.


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