The Virginia BioTechnology Research Park is at full capacity, but is still expanding its reach in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth. The park is currently home to nearly 60 life science companies, employing more than 2,300 scientists, engineers and researchers in the Central Virginia region.
According to Executive Director Carrie Roth, "Building on the urban renewal component of the research park, to be successful we need to focus on the process not the place through infrastructure for entrepreneurial, innovation and commercialization success. We're repositioning the park and removing our borders to define it as a part of the larger, integrated knowledge-based life sciences community."
To that end, the park is inviting outsiders in and opening up its shared lab and he management team is also engaging with partners across the region.