Cortex

Business - Technology
5:40 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility

The new Cortex facility on Duncan Avenue will be known as @4240.
Credit HOK

One of the country’s largest startup incubators will soon be moving into the Cortex bioscience district in St. Louis.

The move marks Cambridge Innovation Center’s first expansion out of the Boston area, where it houses more than 500 small to mid-sized companies.

CIC’s president and CEO, Ranch Kimball, says he expects the new St. Louis facility to attract mostly technology startups, but says CIC will be open to a variety of businesses.

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A Good Year 2012
4:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups

An up-close view of a microscope.
(via Flickr/breahn)

The numbers are pretty impressive, more than three dozen new biotech startups now call St. Louis home and collectively they’re hauling in tens of millions of dollars from investors.

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Cortex
4:00 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Wexford Closes On New Lab Building

Wexford Science and Technology will spend about $70 million to turn the old Western Electric building into 183,000 sq. ft. of lab and office space.
(Missouri Department of Natural Resources)

One piece of a planned $2.1 billion expansion of the life sciences district Cortex has fallen into place.

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Cortex expansion
4:07 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Life Sciences District Cortex Secures First Round Of TIF For Expansion

Cortex CEO Dennis Lower makes his request for $35 million from the St. Louis TIF Commission
Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

The life sciences district known as Cortex has gotten initial approval for the first phase of its $2.1 billion expansion plan.

The city's Tax Increment Financing commission voted today to authorize about $35 million in incentives for the first phase, which totals about $160 million.

The phase includes new office and laboratory space, a new Shriners' Hospital, and a streetscape known as Cortex Commons. Here's how it breaks down:

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