February 17, 2023

CERES Lab Offers Industry Researchers Opportunity to Accelerate Development of Innovative Health Treatments

Kenneth Dwyer, a sales and marketing professional with extensive experience in the life sciences industry, has joined WPI as laboratory manager of the university’s Cell Engineering Research Equipment Suite (CERES) at Gateway Park.

Dwyer will work to expand use of the lab by industry clients while also maintaining and managing the lab’s equipment, which was acquired with an $844,314 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s (MLSC) Open Capital fund. About 107,000 people work in the biopharma sector in Massachusetts, and much of the work focuses on early-stage drug treatments. A key goal of CERES is to support that early-stage work.

A fee-for-service facility, CERES is located on Grove Street in Worcester, next to the WPI Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, which offers training programs for engineers and other industry professionals. CERES provides WPI and outside researchers with instruments that are used in the quantitative analysis of engineered cells.