March 16, 2021

PROTECS Innovation Center in Plymouth Meeting Supports Transformative Science Targeting COVID-19

Provides Leveraged Design/Build Services for Clients and Tenants During Challenging Times

Plymouth Meeting, PA, March 16, 2021 – PROTECS is proud to highlight innovative life sciences companies who support the global fight against COVID-19 with integral diagnostic tests and customized clinical trial services.

“I work as a joint head of new assay development, where I spend my time developing and validating new assays that ReligenDX (Religen) can offer to help diagnose people with complex diseases. We have used our experience and resources as a diagnostic company to launch a high sensitivity COVID RT-PCR diagnostic test. This test is available locally, providing fast and accurate results for the people in our community who need it most,” said Jared Darling, Assay Development Coordinator at ReligenDX.

Similar to other tenants at PROTECS’ Innovation Centers, Religen benefited from being able to expand beyond its existing lab space so the company could hit the ground running on COVID-19 research. “Being a tenant at the PROTECS Innovation Center enabled us to quickly expand into new space which was already fit out to support our scientific needs. Otherwise, it would have taken months to acquire the additional lab space needed to perform our COVID assay,” concluded Jared.

One of PROTECS’ clients, Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management, works tirelessly to solve the complex clinical supply challenges that pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are facing in their response to COVID-19. Clinigen’s innovative direct-to-patient model is a patient-centric approach to clinical supplies in which the supplies are prepared, packaged, labeled, and then shipped directly to the patient’s or caregiver’s home. This involves temperature-controlled shipping for a wide range of temperature requirements, including cryogenic shipping. Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management has been supporting multiple clients to adapt their ongoing studies with their Direct-to-Patient services, in order to avoid disruption due to COVID-19.

Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management is committed to mitigating the risk of COVID-19 on clinical trials and helping patients. Over the course of 2020, Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management has been supporting over 30 different clinical trials linked to the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, including vaccine studies. Brian Swites, SVP and General Manager US, Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management, says: “These new developments solidify our dedication to delivering the right medicine to the right patient at the right time, within the scope of the demands of these unprecedented times. This is an opportunity to look to the future with optimism.”

“Working at PROTECS enables me to work alongside leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies to ensure that their innovative ideas, research, and businesses come to life. Together, with clients and tenants like Religen and Clinigen, PROTECS can help save lives and make an impact in the life sciences industry and continued COVID-19 research,” said Christian Swain, Senior Project Manager of PROTECS.

“The fight against COVID-19 is a local, state, national and global effort. I am grateful to work alongside such innovative and inspiring professionals, including PROTECS’ employees as well as our tenants and clients,” said Christopher R. DiPaolo, President and CEO of PROTECS. “We have witnessed first-hand the incredible innovations that our partners are developing each and every day to thwart the spread of COVID-19 and ensure accurate, point-of-care diagnostics that can help people return to their normal daily lives. PROTECS’ Innovation Centers continue to support high tech companies in all phases of evolution to advance their technology and products, including COVID-19 R&D and testing services, to market.”

About Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management

Since 1997, Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management is offering a dynamic range of fully integrated services to meet the complex clinical supply challenges pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies face. Part of Clinigen’s global supply chain facility and depot network, it combines market-leading clinical trial services like comparator sourcing, packaging and labelling with biological sample management. Clinigen Clinical Supplies Management delivers tailored solutions for clients to ensure their clinical trials are a success, regardless of size or scope, from Phase I to Phase IV projects.

About ReligenDX

ReligenDX is a dynamic Life science company which is understanding the importance of diagnostic testing in contemporary medical practice as it plays a pivotal role in determining the overall course of patient treatment. We are developing and implementing new and innovative diagnostic testing.


PROTECS is a leading, innovative full-service project and construction management company focused on serving the hi-tech regulated market sectors. For more than 15 years, PROTECS has provided its clients a broad range of leveraged services in a collaborative construction management and design/build approach by collaborating with best-in-class architecture/engineering firms from project inception to occupancy. Through PROTECS’ patented Target Costing® delivery methodology, the company acts as a single point of contact and accountability for master planning, site selection, design, construction, commissioning and validation. As part of this delivery approach, PROTECS takes on the risk to guarantee performance, conformance, compliance and cost to ensure all its clients’ strategic objectives and goals are met. For more information, please visit

About PROTECS Innovation Centers

PROTECS Innovation Centers™, totaling 190,000 square feet of lab and office space, are specialized with the infrastructure to effectively and efficiently support the research and development operations of innovative companies in life sciences and high-tech. Designed to help innovators achieve their own secured high-end laboratory and office space in a cost-effective model that includes shared common amenities, PROTECS Innovation Centers™ are the ultimate reflection of PROTECS’ competencies in serving the life sciences and high-tech sectors—and the company’s commitment to giving innovation its space to grow. For more information, visit

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