Waltham, MA – Whale Imaging Inc., a manufacturer of surgical imaging systems, recently announced the official opening of its new 9,000sf facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. The ceremony was held in collaboration with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC).
“Massachusetts’ thriving life sciences community has become a magnet for investment by international companies that want to be where the action is,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We welcome Whale Imaging’s expansion in Massachusetts, and look forward to partnering with them to create jobs, and further economic growth and development.”
A number of industry and government representatives were in attendance, including State Senator Michael Barrett (D-Lexington) and Dongbai Ye, Counselor for Science & Technology, Consulate General of P R China in New York.
Speakers at the event included Whale Imaging president and CEO Sean Zhu, senior vice president Laurence Heron, vice president for communications and marketing for the MLSC Angus McQuilken, Senator Barrett, and others.
“We are delighted with the new facility and look forward to further expansion as our headquarters and manufacturing operations expand,” said Whale Imaging CEO Dr. Sean Zhu. “The location is excellent, and being part of the Massachusetts biotech environment is invaluable. We are proud to add our contribution to local capabilities.”
The facility includes office space, X-ray testing rooms, R&D facilities, and warehouse space, with further expansion planned for the future.
“On behalf of the center, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Whale Imaging as they open their new facility in Massachusetts,” said Susan Windham Bannister, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “Massachusetts is a great choice for Whale Imaging – we are a global leader in medical imaging, and our strong technology-oriented workforce will provide the talent base that Whale Imaging needs as the company grows its business.”