Quantum-Si Incorporated, a company pioneering next-generation semiconductor chip-based proteomics, announced today that it has entered into a lease agreement with Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, Inc. to develop a 25,586-square-foot product development and operations facility in San Diego, CA.
The new facility, located in Sorrento Mesa, is being designed to scale production and expand research and development efforts. We expect this site will play a vital role in expanding the company’s recruitment efforts within our product development team as the company prepares for commercial readiness. The location was specifically selected due to its vast network of talent to support research and development activities and to partner with local experts who can contribute to transforming proteomics to make a significant impact on drug discovery, academic research and diagnostics. Operations are expected to begin in Q3 2021.
“As we continue our efforts to commercialize single-molecule protein sequencing to disrupt and expand an estimated $36 billion proteomics market primed for significant growth, we are developing a benchtop platform designed to be scaled to streamline the increased need for resolution and sensitivity,” said John Stark, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum-Si. “In an effort to accelerate our efforts, we believe this facility will help us scale necessary infrastructure that will foster collaboration across our research and development teams and advance production capacity as we recruit high-caliber talent focused on moving proteomics in the digital era.”
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in 2013, Quantum-Si 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 single-molecule next-generation protein sequencing, and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing.
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