KeraFAST, a young company that provides researchers with obscure data, is moving to Boston's Innovation District, Mass High Tech reports. The company is moving out of state from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and hopes to be operational soon.
Boston's density of higher education institutions and research-based industries make the location a logical choice for the company, which spun off from medical device firm KeraNetics last year.
According to the news source, KeraFAST provides universities with a program for getting access to difficult-to-locate information in a few days, which would otherwise take three to six weeks.
"It’s an enormous backlog," company CEO Robert Bondaryk told the news outlet. "It has slowed down research."
KeraFAST's new home is the fruit of a search conducted by Boston's life sciences program, LifeTech, which is aimed at bolstering the metro's foothold in the industry and attracting novel and aspiring companies in the field.
"We are thrilled for Bob Bondaryk and the team at KeraFAST as they take this exciting step and make the Innovation District of Boston their home," said Robert K. Coughlin, president and CEO of MassBio, which is a partner of LifeTech.
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