13 December 2012 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Bio-XCell launches Central Hub
Bio-XCell's team at BioMalaysia 2012 in front of the scale model of the Central Hub
Singapore: Bio-XCell, developer of Malaysia's latest biotechnology park and ecosystem, launched Central Hub, its latest business and technology center, in an effort to support the Bioeconomy Transformation Programme of the country.
Based in Nusajaya, Johor, the Central Hub will serve as the focal point in the Bio-XCell biotechnology park, acting as a catalyst for biotechnology ecosystem in Iskandar, Malaysia. The multi-purpose complex, comprises of a business building, a science building and an auditorium. It provides a collaborative environment that will support the development of a biotech community. Companies can also take advantage of the serviced office suites, high-speed internet connectivity, business center, lounge, conference and meeting rooms, and lab spaces that are available for lease.
The Central Hub features 303,000 square feet of gross floor area with more than 20,000 square feet for science lab spaces as well as retail and F&B outlets designed with elements of a green building such as a glass faÃ§ade providing natural lighting, good ventilation and water features.
Mr Rizatuddin Ramli, CEO, Bio-XCell, said, "We hope to engage with many of the companies that are looking to explore a location for their operations in Southern Corridor. Bio-XCell's Central Hub is an ideal location for MNCs and upcoming SMEs to foster cooperative relationships within the industry."
Speaking at the soft launch, Mr Rizatuddin said, "Bio-XCell's strategic location is a key benefit. Nusajaya is a fast developing, dynamic city with a well-developed road system. It is within easy reach of Singapore and a few hours by air to the economic powerhouses of China and India, as well as rapidly growing markets such as the Middle East. In addition, the modern and enriching environment will naturally attract the necessary talent pool."