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Prince William County's Big Life Sciences Play

National Tech

Prince William County promised it would become the bioscience center of Virginia. It just got one step closer. 


Prince William County economic development officials started talking about opening a bioscience accelerator with the area’s only wet lab space over a year ago. After a few delays, including one to redesign the space to allow for more flexibility, the accelerator will officially open next Wednesday. (This is either a pic of the lab, or the most immaculate employee kitchen we've ever seen.) The 9,000 square foot space at 9385 Discovery Blvd in Manassas has its first tenant—ISOThrive, a life sciences startup that moved in a few weeks ago. The county, which authorized up to $1.2M for the project, sees the accelerator as a catalyst for growing a life sciences cluster. It’s a stone's throw from GMU and two hospital networks.