Provided by Prince William County Department of Economic Development
Prince William County congratulated three science start-ups – ISOThrive, LLC, Virongy, LLC and Ceres Nanosciences, Inc., – on recent business successes leading from the Prince William Science Accelerator.
All three start-up enterprises have gained significant momentum, leading to expansion into new commercial lab space, increased R&D and the potential for new employment opportunities. ISOThrive recently expanded into new lab space within the Accelerator, Virongy has extended its lease for another year, while Ceres Nanosciences became the first start-up to successfully graduate into commercial space within Innovation Park, a premier corporate research park anchored by George Mason University’s SciTech Campus.
“We are very proud of the significant strides being made by our tenant companies at the Prince William Science Accelerator and congratulate all three companies on their commendable progress,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
“What we are seeing is the gradual realization of the vision, formulated by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, for Prince William County to be a catalyst for the growth and development of the life sciences ecosystem that our businesses are benefitting from today,” he added.
ISOThrive recently expanded its footprint at the facility, now occupying two lab spaces. Virongy has recently renewed its lease for another year. And, most recently, Ceres Nanosciences expanded into commercial space within Innovation Park. The company is known for its work in the development of diagnostic products using its unique and proprietary Nanotrap® particles.
First established in 2014, the Prince William Science Accelerator is designed to provide an innovative environment for entrepreneurial research and product development. Today, the County is home to approximately 9,000 businesses, an increase of 40% over the past ten years.