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Mayor Menino Celebrates Life Sciences Company Expansion

Jul 11, 2012

On Tuesday Mayor Menino celebrated the expansion of NSF-DBA, a premier life sciences training company, to the Leather District. He was joined by BRA Director Peter Meade, NSF-DBA Senior Partner Neil Wilkinson, and MassBIO's Sarah McDonald. NSF-DBA opened their first US facility in Boston in 2009 and was celebrating an expansion from 500 sq ft of shared space to 2,400 sq ft. The larger training facility accommodates the increasing demand for pharma and medical device training in the hub of the nation’s biotech and health sciences industries. “I am proud to congratulate NSF-DBA on its new, larger home in downtown Boston,” said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “I look forward to your continued success and growth in our city, one of the world’s top life sciences hubs.” NSF-DBA offers high quality training, auditing and consulting services that address the rapidly changing needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and dietary supplement companies.  The move was necessitated by a growing demand for its services as regulatory agencies worldwide have increased their focus on pharmaceutical quality and supply chains in the face of globalization. LifeTech Boston, Mayor Menino's program created in 2004 to agressively target Boston's life sciences industry for growth, assisted NSF-DBA in its site selection. “NSF-DBA’s courses, run both in-house at companies or as public courses for professionals in the pharma, medical device and dietary supplement sectors, are in increasingly high demand, as well as our auditing and consulting services,” said Neil Wilkinson, NSF-DBA Senior Partner. “Now strategically located near the city of Boston’s leading biotech development center, NSF-DBA can assist U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech companies on crucial development, manufacturing and supply chain issues throughout all stages of the product lifecycle for an increasingly global market.” Life Sciences in Boston In 2012 Boston continues to lead the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, extending its streak to 17 consecutive years as funding leader with $23.4 billion in total awards over that time. In June Boston welcomed more than 16,000 attendees to the BIO International Convention held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Innovation District. During the 4 day convention Mayor Menino and the BRA implemented a targeted and strategic business agenda which included tours of the city’s top life sciences clusters, company meetings with CEOs from around the country and world, and a major business development event.    

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