Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Attend Anniversary & Expansion Celebration at Masy Systems in Pepperell

June 10, 2014

Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Attend Anniversary & Expansion Celebration at Masy Systems in Pepperell

Pepperell, MA [June 10, 2014] – Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today joined Masy Systems leadership, industry professionals, and state and local officials at a celebration recognizing Masy’s 30th anniversary and the expansion of their laboratory and biostorage facility located in Lomar Park, Pepperell, MA.

Masy Systems, with headquarters at 10 Lomar Park, recently purchased the 27 Lomar Park building, effectively doubling the company’s square footage. Renovations to 27 Lomar Park will begin this month; the company’s metrology laboratory, which calibrates scientific instruments used to measure conditions in biotechnology research and production facilities, will move to 27 Lomar Park. Once the metrology laboratory move is complete, the company’s biorepository storage facility, which securely stores clinical trial samples, drug compounds, vaccines, and other medical products, will expand in the 10 Lomar Park building. The expansion is projected to add more than 15 new jobs to Masy’s Pepperell-based workforce.

“In Massachusetts we invest in the life sciences because we are choosing to shape our own future,” said Governor Patrick. “I congratulate Masy Systems on their expansion and look forward to their continued contributions and job creation here in the Commonwealth.”

Masy Systems provides services that measure and improve the quality of research laboratories and production environments for life science companies, playing a unique role in the development and delivery of leading drugs and devices used to improve patients' lives.

“We are excited and proud to be a growing part of the life science industry in Massachusetts,” said Laurie Masiello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Masy Systems. “As we grow our biorepository facility and our calibration capabilities to better serve life science companies, we look forward to growing our staff. We’re trying to give work to Lomar Park, work to Pepperell, and work to Massachusetts.”

“On behalf of the team at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, congratulations to Masy Systems on the Company’s new facility in Pepperell and on celebrating 30 years of doing business,” said Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the MLSC. “Service providers like Masy are key members of the life sciences ecosystem and play an important role in the development of new drugs and medical devices. So we are pleased to have awarded Masy Systems MLSC tax incentives to encourage the company’s growth in Massachusetts.”

Masy Systems was a 2014 recipient of a $100,000 tax incentive from the MSLC, in recognition of the company’s commitment to create at least 12 new sustainable biotechnology jobs in Massachusetts.

"With 30 years under their belt, Laurie and the team at Masy Systems count among the founders of the biotech industry in Massachusetts," said Robert K. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), the life sciences trade association which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015. "On behalf of the MassBio membership, many of whom have worked closely with Masy to conduct their research over the years, we congratulate the company on their success to date and wish them the best of luck in this next growth phase.

Through the MLSC, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences supercluster. These investments are being made under the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, proposed by Governor Patrick in 2007, and passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Governor Patrick in 2008. The MLSC’s mission is to create jobs in the life sciences – biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and bioinformatics — and support vital scientific research that will improve the human condition.

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About Masy Systems

Masy Systems provides services to life science companies that measure and improve the quality of research laboratories and production environments, playing a focused role in the development and delivery of leading drugs and devices used to improve patients' lives.

As one of a select number of NVLAP-accredited metrology laboratories in the country, Masy Systems calibrates scientific measurement instruments with an unparalleled degree of accuracy. Masy's validation services group qualifies critical analytical and processing equipment, ensuring the highest quality of research and product development. Additionally, Masy's continuously-monitored biorepository securely stores clinical study materials, tissue and blood samples, vaccines, drug compounds, and other medical products under precise temperature and humidity requirements, ensuring the integrity of these valuable materials.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2014, Masy Systems serves leading life sciences companies worldwide, with three facilities in two states, staffed by nearly 100 employees.


About the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, research, development and commercialization. The MLSC is charged with implementing a 10-year, $1-billion, state-funded investment initiative. These investments create jobs and support advances that improve health and well-being. The MLSC offers the nation’s most comprehensive set of incentives and collaborative programs targeted to the life sciences ecosystem. These programs propel the growth that has made Massachusetts the global leader in life sciences. The MLSC creates new models for collaboration and partners with organizations, both public and private, around the world to promote innovation in the life sciences.

 

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