Springfield Attracts Top-Notch Medical Research Facility

The Republican, Marcia Blomberg – January 26, 2003 — Biomedical Research Models has three labs in Worcester, but needs more room for its quickly expanding business. Dennis L. Guberski, the first commercial tenant in the brand-new Biomedical Research Institute in Springfield’s North End, is enraptured by the place where he will open his company’s fifth laboratory.

Guberski, a Chicopee native, is renting 10,000 square feet of space in the new third floor added atop an old industrial building at 3601 Main St. He’s in the thick of planning where the showers will go, the labs, the offices, and the $130,000 sterilizer.

Officials leading the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Initiative hope that Guberski’s Worcester-based company is the vanguard of what will become a parade of biotechnology companies coming to their new incubator. Guberski’s seven-year-old company, Biomedical Research Models, will open a research and development lab this spring in a building that was opened just last November as a biomedical research institute.