World-class laboratory and office space underpins the scaling of Quantum-Si’s operational and development capabilities in support of its goal to revolutionize protein sequencing.
Company continues rich 10 year history in Connecticut with new facility through 2029
BRANFORD, Conn. — Quantum-Si- Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), The Protein Sequencing Company™, today announced the official debut of The Company’s new state-of-the-art, 29,420 square-foot headquarters in Branford, Connecticut. The new facility extends The Company’s decade long history in Connecticut, and includes a 7-year lease which will keep Quantum-Si in Branford at least through 2029. The official ribbon cutting, hosted on June 6, featured remarks from Quantum-Si Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Hawkins; Quantum-Si founder Jonathan Rothberg, PhD.; and special guests Governor Ned Lamont, US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Alexandra Daum, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).
The new facility is located at 29 Business Park Drive in Branford, Connecticut, and provides the resources necessary for increased operational scale, development, and collaboration. This milestone represents Quantum-Si’s anticipated growth trajectory and ability to support customers and partners using Platinum™, the world’s first next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing platform.
“The cities of Branford and Guilford, and State of Connecticut have been incredible partners to Quantum-Si since our founding. Our company’s roots are here, our relationships are here, and we want to continue building a world-class company here.” said Quantum-Si’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Hawkins. “Our new headquarters reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to job opportunities and innovation alongside the local community. We believe New Haven County is the perfect strategic location to attract world-class scientific talent as we seek to grow our teams. We look forward to leading the expansion of the life sciences industry in Connecticut.”
“We have a truly transformative product on the market in Platinum, the next-generation protein sequencer, a leadership bench of highly experienced executives, and now we have the facilities to scale alongside that growth” said Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, Founder and Chairman of Quantum-Si. “Next-generation protein sequencing will be critical for the discovery of a new wave of precision therapies, and I am proud to see this work being done in the community I call home.”
“Quantum-Si’s clear commitment to cutting edge technology— and to Connecticut— are truly thrilling. Connecticut has a long history and tradition of being at the forefront of innovation and Quantum-Si carries on that legacy with their next generation protein sequencers that are advancing and accelerating our understanding of medicine and human health.” Said Sen. Blumenthal. “I am grateful and excited to have celebrated this milestone today and look forward to Quantum-Si’s future endeavors in our state.”
Platinum is the world’s first next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing platform that uses proprietary recognizers to identify proteins and amino acids using kinetic binding signatures. Its elegant design and simple workflow enables broad-scale access to proteomic data, for every scientist, everywhere, making it a ground breaking platform for the future of proteomics research. With its small benchtop design and low price-point, Platinum is poised to accelerate breakthroughs across scientific disciplines, from drug discovery to biotech, and help people live healthier and longer lives.
About Quantum-Si Incorporated
Quantum-Si, The Protein Sequencing Company™, is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company’s suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing. Learn more at quantum-si.com.
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