The Mason BioHub is a carefully curated bionetwork built with an infrastructure for innovation and partnerships that create collaboration between industry leading companies in the areas of science, medical innovation, and business. This framework, along with focused public-private partnerships (P3), has created a hub of collaborative research and discovery.
About the Mason Co:Lab
Co:Lab is an annual initiative of the Mason Economic Development team co-hosted by partners within the BioHub. The event creates a unique space for future-forward dialogue to bring science and innovation to the schools and broader community featuring in a CO:Lab environment.
The initiative grew out of a vision to further ignite the City’s rising biohealth hub through a distinct life science industry partnership between the City and Myriad Neuroscience. Mason’s Co:Lab is a unique economic development collaboration that feeds connectivity among our corporate innovators and engages scientific talent in Mason to accelerate trailblazing life science conversations in our schools, community, and companies. These uniquely positioned relationships fuel scientific discovery and talent development that has generated millions of dollars in capital investment and thousands of new jobs in Mason.
In previous years, we have been honored to host luminary Neil Lamb, Ph.D., of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a global leader in biotechnology and genomic research since 2008 and partner to Mason and Myriad.
Taking Public-Private Partnerships in Mason to the Next Level
In Mason, public and private entities working as one is what turns a strong business environment into an advanced ecosystem. From developing our Mason Tech Elevator through a unique partnership with an expanding company to co-locating a rapidly growing bioscience company on our municipal campus, we consistently look for ways to support innovation while growing our tax base. Operating outside the bounds of conventionality, our partnerships with several companies within our rapidly growing biohealth ecosystem leverage the synergy of an expanding pool of investigators, inventors, and allies. Through a combination of committed partners, cutting-edge technology, and top-ranked educational resources, we’re disrupting the status quo to position Mason as a catalyst in the creation of a Bio Center of Excellence. Partners like Myriad Neuroscience make this possible.