Quincy College launches New Biotech Program

September 17, 2013

PatriotLedger.com
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Quincy College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of its new biotechnology lab in Quincy Center.

The 1,600-square foot lab, located inside Saville Hall, was built with a $3 million federal grant. The funding will also go toward curriculum development, new equipment and supplies and new faculty members.

In attendance at Wednesday’s ceremony were Quincy College President Peter Tsaffaras, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, state Rep. Tackey Chan and Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Gregory Bialecki.

The lab will be used by students in the college’s new Biotechnology & Compliance Program. Boston University and UMass Boston helped Quincy College develop the program.

The $3 million grant was awarded through the federal government’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. In addition, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center contributed a $100,000 grant toward the new lab.