In 2020, Factor Bioscience’s co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Matt Angel, began planning the installation of an ISO Class 7 Cleanroom facility in Factor’s Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters. Adding an ISO Class 7 cleanroom space to an existing building in this area of Cambridge is not common. Real estate is at a premium, and construction costs are high. However, co-locating a new cleanroom facility with Factor’s offices and existing research lab offered his company significant benefits, and Dr Angel was determined to push forward.

“From the beginning, I knew that this was exactly where our cleanroom facility needed to be,” Angel said.

Founded in 2011 and privately held, Factor Bioscience develops technologies for engineering cells to advance the study and treatment of disease. Factor’s innovations include critical discoveries in the areas of mRNA-based cell engineering, including cell reprogramming and gene editing.