When Marylanders think of the state’s Eastern Shore, a few things come to mind: fun-filled beach vacations, sprawling farm land, and precious blue crabs. That’s why the announcement of a new wet lab in the Eastern Shore Innovation Center at the Dorchester Regional Technology Park may come as a surprise for aspiring startups looking for affordable space and resources in the state.
Innovation Center manager, Steve Dolbow, said he was approached by SunX Analytical chemist Barry Pritchard with the idea of a wet lab co-op space within the center.
“Barry came to me after hearing about the space the Innovation Center had and pitched the idea to have a lab that could support the startup process,” said Dolbow. “We worked together to find the funds and, along with Barry’s contribution, we were able to build out the wet lab that is already drawing interest both in and out of state.”
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