28 April 2020 | News
Establishes Taiwan office to support teams, including two with a focus on detection of coronavirus
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Boston-based Laboratory-as-a-Service (LaaS) leader, SmartLabs, has announced the establishment of the Global Launch Program, a world-class life sciences accelerator. Through a partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), SmartLabs is expanding internationally with a new biomedical innovation base in Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park.
The Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs will carefully select biomedical innovation teams to participate in the Global Launch Program. The program is open to any promising life sciences start up. SmartLabs has already identified two participants with technologies potentially suited for the detection of novel coronaviruses.
Through its new Taiwan office, SmartLabs will assist both Hawk Scientific and Instant NanoBiosensors in navigating accelerated commercialization processes and FDA testing in an attempt to mitigate current and future global epidemics.
Through the Global Launch Program, the startups will have access to training, mentorship and residency in SmartLabs’ leading, adaptable lab spaces. The three-month curriculum will include guidance on creating a business plan, engaging in fundraising and partnerships, developing intellectual property, and conducting product launches while navigating regulatory environments. Following the initial stages of learning and development, the teams will have access to SmartLabs' facilities and operations across Massachusetts, enabling companies to quickly scale and enter the international market.