For Immediate Release
April 1, 2014
Pearland Economic Development Corporation
PEDC Welcomes Base Pair Biotechnologies to Pearland
PEARLAND, Texas — Leadership with the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Base Pair Biotechnologies, who recently relocated its office and laboratory space to Pearland.
PEDC began working with Base Pair Biotechnologies, a subsidiary of parent company BioTex, Inc., on its relocation late last year. 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.
“Base Pair is an excellent addition to our business community,” stated Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “Their selection of our Pearland is a testament to the community’s continued growth in the life science and health care sectors.”
Base Pair and PEDC will celebrate the new Pearland office with a ribbon cutting in the coming months. The company’s new office, located at 9307 W. Broadway, occupies approximately 1,800 square feet of lease space in the Sunrise Lake Center office complex.
“We were attracted by Pearland’s favorable business climate and quality of life,” said Bill Jackson, PhD, CSO and Founder of Base Pair. “This new space will allow us to continue to serve our increasing customer service requests, with room for additional technicians and instrumentation.”
At Base Pair’s new office location, which brings nine new jobs to Pearland, key personnel and scientists will continue to offer custom aptamer discovery services on both a research and commercial basis.
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n aesthetics, infrastructure, quality of life, image, workforce and quality development and redevelopment of key Pearland districts and corridors. For more information, visit www.pearlandedc.com
About Base Pair Biotechnologies
Base Pair Biotechnologies offers its customers a total solution for developing novel DNA and RNA aptamer-based technologies with a patented multiplexed approach to aptamer discovery. Besides custom aptamer development Base Pair Biotechnologies is also involved in multiple projects funded through research grants. Current and past federally funded research projects involving aptamers include NIH, EPA and NSF grants totaling over $2.5M. Our Aptamers that Work™ catalog and catalog incubator contain DNA and RNA aptamers available for use, for more information, visit www.basepairbio.com