Innovation Centre in Matt Hancock’s Constituency supports NHS vaccination programme
The EpiCentre in Haverhill will soon become a focal point for different reasons – as it supports the rollout of the NHS vaccination programme. The EpiCentre offers innovation and lab space to start-up and scale-up businesses. It is located in the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s - Matt Hancock - constituency in West Suffolk and will be the location for several months of vaccinations from next week.
The EpiCentre not only meets the stringent -80C storage facilities required by the vaccine manufacturers, it has large meeting rooms that have been converted into temporary booths and has ample parking.
The Innovation Centre, which opened in November 2020, is attracting organisations that otherwise struggle to get lab space, such as a company that is developing technology that kills viruses and bacteria in seconds, that can be used on any substrate and lasts the lifetime of the product.
Kelly Boosey, centre manager at The EpiCentre, comments: “National roll out of the vaccination will require as much support as possible. As a new Innovation Centre we will do everything we can to support the NHS to roll out the vaccination programme to the local community. The Science and Technology element of our facility means we want to be at forefront of supporting the effort to get this virus under control. The programme will continue into Spring 2021.”
The new facility in the East of England is part of Oxford Innovation’s group of 26 centres around the UK, that support companies looking for growth through innovation.
The Vaccination Hub at The EpiCentre with Matt Hancock and Rosalind Tandy
The Suffolk GP Federation Vaccination Programme in Haverhill went live this weekend at The EpiCentre. To support the launch of the programme Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and councillor for West Suffolk constituency Matt Hancock dropped in virtually.
Act now or forever lose your rates relief
Companies looking for space to occupy in the Haverhill area should consider The EpiCentre at Haverhill Research Park where the pricing policy, for qualifying companies, includes business rates relief of up to 100% for the next five years providing they sign an occupational contract by 31st March 2021.
Virus and Bacteria killer CodiKoat takes space at The EpiCentre
Start-up company Codikoat which has developed a groundbreaking technology that kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces within seconds is the first company to take laboratory space at The EpiCentre at Haverhill Research Park.