SQZ Biotechnologies • Cambridge, MA
21,000 sf Tenant Fitout
Architect: Lab/Life Science | Boston, MA
Based on PIDC’s extensive life science experience and past successful projects with BioMed Realty, Inc., PIDC was selected as Construction Manager for the tenant fit-out of SQZ Biotechnologies new 21,000 sf facility. Along with Architects Lab/Life Science, PIDC delivered a project high in design and function, on time and well within the established Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). As Construction Manager PIDC facilitated an open flow of information and communication between the Owner, Tenant and Designers resulting in a space that gives SQZ Biotech the room and opportunity for continued growth and innovation.
SQZ Biotechnologies was spun out of MIT based on a scientific breakthrough by Dr. Armon Sharei, Prof. Klavs Jensen and Prof. Robert Langer. The company is based in Watertown, MA and backed by Polaris Venture Partners and 20/20 Healthcare Partners. Applications for the SQZ platform beyond oncology are numerous, with the company planning to pursue powerful immune engineering approaches in a number of indications. SQZ maintains the exclusive worldwide license from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for CellSqueeze for any application.
References available upon request.