Dec 02, 2014


Groton, CT – December 2, 2014 – CURE Innovation Commons announced today that it is welcoming five Founding Sponsors who have pledged their support for The Commons, the exciting new office and laboratory space in Southeastern Connecticut.

The Founding Sponsors are Air Gas, American Laboratory Trading (ALT), Dilworth IP, Hydro Service and Supplies, and Wiggin and Dana. They have pledged to provide valuable mentoring, shared equipment, and deep discounts to the start-up and growing companies who locate at The Commons.

“We are thrilled that these distinguished service companies have stepped forward in support of The Commons and its mission,” said Susan Froshauer, Ph.D., president and CEO of CURE, the bioscience network of Connecticut.

CURE Innovation Commons will be a new facility for entrepreneurs, scientists, and service providers who want to build their businesses in a vibrant and collaborative community. The Commons will lease fully permitted, independent and shared laboratories and offices. It features conference rooms, co-working spaces, and a large meeting and event area. It will provide back-office support with industry-specific mentors and experts providing on-site office hours. Companies will have access to investors and educational programming.

Those interested in learning more about CURE Innovation Commons and/or sponsorship opportunities should contact Kim Kelly,, and visit the webpage inquiry form at, which includes facility photos and renderings as well as information about the planned offerings.

“The Commons is located in a great community, with easy access to Boston, Providence, New Haven, and New York,” Dr. Froshauer said. “Entrepreneurs will love it.”

About the Founding Sponsors

  • Air Gas offers a full range of packaged industrial, medical and specialty gases.
  • American Laboratory Trading (ALT) is the largest provider of pre-owned laboratory equipment in America.
  • Dilworth IP is an intellectual property and business law firm providing legal services in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, opinions, agreements, and litigation.
  • Hydro Service and Supplies provides a versatile range of ultrapure water systems and products, from large scale central production systems to point-of-use laboratory systems.
  • Wiggin and Dana is internationally recognized as one of the leading law firms in the life science industry.

The new Founding Sponsors join the three original Founding Partners in support of CURE Innovation Commons: Pfizer, CURE, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.