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Texas' Biocorridor continues to grow exponentially with addition of mixed use community

Companies mentioned in this article: Atlas, Texas; Biocorridor

BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATLAS is the first master planned community in Texas designed for companies engaged in manufacturing biologics and pharmaceuticals.

Less than two miles from Texas A&M University, ATLAS offers a prime location for a community with an amenity-rich lifestyle and the collaborative atmosphere companies need with access to world-class researchers and students.

ATLAS will provide a vibrant, walkable lifestyle for the people relocating to Bryan/College Station to work in the biotech and pharmaceutical labs and offices.

Texas A&M is under construction on the newly formed Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM). The first component is a $91 million facility operated by KALON Biotherapeutics that will manufacture a Glaxo Smith Kline product and provide a national response capability in the event of a pandemic.

This national asset is situated near Caliber Biotherapeutics, the world's largest plant-based vaccine manufacturing facility. Also under construction is the global headquarters for Nutrabolt, the maker of Cellucor nutrition products.

An important part of the experience within ATLAS is a thriving town center where residents and guests can walk to Lake Atlas and enjoy the inviting green space. Also in planning are a boutique hotel, retail, waterfront restaurants, and a live music venue. ATLAS also has direct access to amenities of Traditions Club, which features a Nicklaus designed golf course and is home to the Texas A&M golf teams.

"We are developing ATLAS specifically for life-science manufacturers who want to position their companies and people in a truly integrated community where it's possible to work, collaborate, live and recreate, all at the epicenter of the region's burgeoning One Health Plus Biocorridor," stated Spencer Clements, Principal, Traditions Acquisition Partnership, developer of Atlas and The Traditions Club and Community.

"To successfully attract additional biotech industry, our quality of life amenities have to be competitive," College Station Mayor, Nancy Berry said.

"As the biocorridor grows, this entire region of Texas will benefit," echoed Bryan, Texas Mayor, Jason Bienski. "To see BCS and the Research Valley become the new biotech development area of choice is truly exciting."

"The Atlas announcement represents another brilliant step in accomplishing the Biocorridor vision. We are honored to work day in and day out with a development partner that desires to compete with us on the global playing field. I know Atlas will be world-class." stated Todd E. McDaniel, President & CEO, The Research Valley Partnership, Inc.

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SOURCE Atlas, Texas; Biocorridor