• Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Base Pair Biotechnologies Expands, Relocates Pearland Office

    For Immediate Release
    November 9, 2017

    Contact:
    Melissa Black 
    Pearland Economic Development Corporation
    mblack@pearlandedc.com
    281-997-3000

    Base Pair Biotechnologies Expands, Relocates Pearland Office

    PEARLAND, Texas – Leadership with the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation are excited to announce Base Pair Biotechnologies’ relocation to its new 5,000 square-foot location in Pearland.  The aptamer discovery and development services provider recently celebrated the opening of its new office and laboratory space at 8619 Broadway.

    “Base Pair’s expansion in Pearland reinforces our community’s reputation as a growing hub for life science and biotech industries,” stated Pearland Mayor, Tom Reid. “The decision to reinvest is the greatest compliment a company can extend to a community and we thank Base Pair Biotechnologies for its continued investment in Pearland.”

    PEDC began working with Base Pair Biotechnologies, a spin-out of medical device developer BioTex, Inc., on its expansion late last year and recruited the corporation to Pearland in 2014.  The company develops novel chemical components for research and medical diagnostics made of DNA.  These reagents are called “aptamers” and can be used as substitutes for antibodies in many applications.  Current clients include various research institutions, universities and pharmaceutical companies.

    "Pearland offers our company a very attractive combination of affordable employee housing, access to a diverse and highly skilled work force, and close proximity to world-class medical research centers for scientific collaboration.   We are excited about our new space, have hired two new employees after the move, and are recruiting several more," stated Vicki Singer, President & CEO of Base Pair.

    Base Pair’s new location includes larger and improved office and laboratory facilities, allowing for increased efficiency in performing custom funded laboratory projects and research and development for its diagnostic, biotech and pharmaceutical clients around the world.  The company intends to hire an additional eight employees at its new location.

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    About PEDC
    Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation promotes, assists and enhances the economic development activities and quality of life within Pearland, Texas.  In bringing new and existing businesses to the area, the organization attracts capital investment to add to the city’s tax base and helps to increase the number of employment opportunities for residents.  For more information, visit www.pearlandedc.com.

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