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Portal Innovations has added 35,000 square feet of wet and dry lab and office space in Fulton Labs

Portal Innovations Quadruples Fulton Market Lab Space 

Portal Innovations launched the second phase of its operations with the opening of 35,000 square feet of wet and dry lab and office space at 400 N. Aberdeen in Fulton Labs. The new facility will allow Portal, a life sciences venture development engine, to grow and scale its investment in early-stage biotech companies in Chicago. 

Patrick Flavin has been tapped as president of Portal’s flagship Chicago operation. “I am excited to partner with Patrick as we continue to build Portal into a premier platform of investment in transformative companies with the best innovators, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, and venture capitalists,” said Portal founder and CEO John Flavin.  

Portal has partnered with Trammell Crow Company to catalyze the Chicago regional life sciences ecosystem at the Fulton Labs Campus. Currently it invests in companies at its existing 11,000 square feet of wet and dry lab and office space at 1375 W. Fulton St. 


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