(BRYAN, Texas) – ATLAS – the premier corporate campus in the Brazos Valley – recently hosted the BioPhorum conference, a gathering of dozens of the world’s leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry.
The conference, which began in Houston on May 14 and concluded three days later in the Brazos Valley, allowed BioPhorum delegates to share best practices, exchange ideas, and learn more about what makes Bryan / College Station unique and well-suited for business growth.
BioPhorum is a private, by invitation only group of executives from the world’s top biopharmaceutical manufacturing and supplier companies.
As part of their time in Bryan / College Station, delegates toured the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies facility in ATLAS. The company develops and manufactures recombinant proteins, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and more. They also stayed at The Stella Hotel, conducted a dinner event at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and attended a Texas A&M baseball game.
“We are elated delegates from BioPhorum chose to visit ATLAS and see firsthand how world-class biopharmaceutical companies are thriving at our corporate campus,” says Spencer Clements, Principal of ATLAS and Traditions Development. “Bryan / College Station has become a burgeoning hub for global industry leaders, with ATLAS providing opportunities that businesses and its employees covet.”
“The Brazos Valley is exactly what the bio companies are looking for: a business-friendly environment that fosters growth in the bio and tech industries, the best talent in the world, land, infrastructure, low taxes, low cost of doing business and a great quality of life,” adds Research Valley Partnership President and CEO Matt Prochaska. “We’re fortunate to have a community, its many organizations and our state pulling together to make this a great destination to do business.”
Fujifilm is one several leading companies to have a facility within ATLAS – other companies include Viasat, Nutrabolt and iBio. Situated just a short walk from these offices, the Lake Walk Town Center is Bryan/College Station’s premier destination to engage the senses. Ongoing are Lake Walk’s signature events including The Local – a neighborhood artisan market featuring a variety of unique local vendors, food trucks and music – and Eats and Beats Concert Series. Health and wellness activities abound, as free outdoor community yoga classes take place every Saturday at 8 a.m., with Stroller Strides – a weekly fitness class for families with young children – occurring immediately after.
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An extension of and adjacent to the acclaimed Traditions Club and Community, ATLAS is best in class for manufacturing and technological companies desiring a wellness environment. Companies located within ATLAS include Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, iBio, Nutrabolt and Viasat. ATLAS also offers a thriving planned community chock-full of lifestyle, employment and outdoor opportunities, including Lake Walk Town Center.
Centrally located within The Texas A&M Biocorridor, ATLAS is adjacent to the university’s Health Science Center and just two miles from Easterwood Airport and the main campus. The College of Veterinary Medicine, the $32 million Hildebrand Equine Complex, the Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus, Mays Business School, Research Park, National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing and the Texas Institute of Preclinical Studies are all close by.
About The Research Valley Partnership
The Research Valley Partnership is a public-private economic development corporation serving the citizens of Brazos County, Texas. The Partnership pursues economic growth in the county without regard to jurisdiction through its programs, services and initiatives to help launch, grow and locate companies in Brazos County.