Superlab Suisse Announces the Opening of New Facility in Basel

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Superlab Suisse announced the July 2024 opening of a new life sciences research facility in Basel.

Superlab Suisse, a leading provider of innovative laboratory and research spaces, announced the July 2024 opening of a new life sciences research facility in Basel, Switzerland, making it the largest private laboratory space in Switzerland, according to a press release about the opening (1,2).

Inside the Superlab Suisse lobby. | Image Credit: © Bilal Mahmood from Superlab Suisse - stock.adobe.com

Inside the Superlab Suisse lobby. | Image Credit: © Bilal Mahmood from Superlab Suisse - stock.adobe.com

This laboratory space promises to alleviate the significant financial barriers that have historically hindered innovation and research by providing affordable, ready-to-use laboratory spaces.

"Superlab is exactly the place which the scientific community needs, where we can concentrate on our work without being distracted by construction or operation,” Rajwinder Lehal, CEO of biotech company Cellestia said in the release (1). “Superlab provided us with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment that we needed to hit the ground running from day one."

Emmanuel Savioz, CEO & Chairman of Tigen Pharma, echoed Lehal’s sentiment.

"Superlab is a great place to work in a vibrant scientific community,” Savioz said, according to the press release (1). “Our team at Tigen can focus on growth, supported by state-of-the-art facilities, the latest equipment, and a competent and fun Superlab team to support on-site."

Basel, a renowned biotechnology hub home to over 700 companies, including pharmaceutical giants like Novartis, is the ideal location for Superlab Suisse's newest venture (1). The facility is located within Stücki Park, a bustling area surrounded by notable neighbors such as Tech Park Basel, Lonza, Medartis, NBE, and Boehringer Ingelheim. This prime location offers more than 4770 square meters of laboratory space equipped with the latest technology and essential operational support services, enabling research teams to focus solely on scientific discovery (1).

"We are thrilled to bring Superlab Suisse's innovative platform to Basel, the city of Pharma," said Zhang Xi, CEO of Superlab Suisse. "Our holistic solution frees scientists from operations headaches, so they can save time and focus on science. 'We service, you discover,' is our mantra."

The life sciences and biotech sectors have long struggled with the high costs associated with building and operating dedicated laboratory spaces. These financial barriers often redirect valuable resources away from research and delay progress in bringing new products to market (1). Universities have traditionally been the primary option for researchers, but Superlab Suisse offers a new industry standard with its serviced BSL1 and BSL2 laboratories (1).

The new Basel facility allows users to access Superlab Suisse's other locations, such as Lausanne, fostering a network of collaborative opportunities (1). By delivering ready-to-move-in laboratory solutions for companies of all sizes, from startups to established corporates, Superlab Suisse eliminates the logistical and financial hurdles associated with lab construction and operation, the company said in the press release (1).

Superlab Suisse also has plans for more sites after this one in Basel. The company also plans to open a third site in Zurich Schlieren in March 2025. This new facility will cater to the diverse needs of startups, spin-offs, and established companies in the life sciences sector, further cementing Superlab Suisse's position as a leader in laboratory-as-a-service solutions (1).Superlab Suisse is set to expand further this year, with plans to establish new facilities in cities across Europe, the US, and Asia, promoting a borderless laboratory concept that benefits the global scientific community (1).

References

(1) Superlab Suisse, Superlab Suisse Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Basel, Fostering New Spaces for Scientific Breakthroughs. Yahoo! Finance. Available at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/superlab-suisse-opens-state-art-143000055.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALkbsC0w5i8tI1Elo28mKWKmx7hlceZFo6cGi2faxAeSw7iJ15V8eXAAKy1tVwYR6k_PBx0PIhaF5GX4SHuJFPeeaAt91iXbT1Yg2QxNvJVMtnRaDyanR1OE-QbjAUggMgNZks7ZUXsm6z7MzSfLEOw8yUg8HYGPmGtnnRCuNziB(accessed 2024-06-25).

(2) Superlab Suisse, About Us. Superlab Suisse.com. Available at: https://superlabsuisse.com/about-us/ (accessed 2024-06-25).

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