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BRDG Park at Danforth Plant Science Center Adds HighQuest Partners (4.25.2011)

BRDG Park at Danforth Plant Science Center Adds HighQuest Partners

Critical mass of professional resources for life sciences firms locating at research park

BioResearch and Development Growth Park -- ST. LOUIS, MO -- March 21, 2011 -- BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG Park, “bridge”) announced that HighQuest Partners, a strategic advisory and management consulting services firm, will move its St. Louis office to Building I at the plant and life science research park at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

With offices in Boston and St. Louis, HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) works with leadership teams in the global food, agribusiness and renewable energy sectors to make informed decisions regarding strategy, investments/mergers and acquisitions, and governance. The company, established in 2000, has completed more than 275 assignments for leading strategic players and financial investors in the major food, grain, and oilseed production, processing and consumptions markets worldwide.

HighQuest’s move to BRDG Park reflects the firm’s synergy with BRDG Park and the Danforth Plant Science Center. “As St. Louis’ reputation as a global leader in plant and life sciences continues to grow, it is strategically advantageous for HighQuest to be located at BRDG Park – the center for plant and life science research and commercialization of new technologies,” said Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners’ Global Food and Agribusiness Practice in St. Louis.

“We are pleased to welcome HighQuest Partners to BRDG Park,” said Sam Fiorello, President of BRDG Park. “With the addition of HighQuest, BRDG Park’s on-site professional services include a life-science intellectual property law firm and two organizations that connect scientific enterprises to financing and partners, offering a critical mass of specialized resources in one location that is simply not available anywhere else in the region.”

About BRDG Park at the Danforth Center

BioResearch & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park, pronounced “bridge”) at the Danforth Plant Science Center helps life sciences companies bridge research, resources and relationships to achieve commercial success. Building I, opened in June 2009, is a LEED Gold facility featuring world-class wet laboratories, office space and on-site workforce development and training. BRDG Park’s location on the campus of Danforth Center facilitates access to the intellectual capital of top scientists, as well as to greenhouse, growth chambers, microscopy and proteomics facilities and other vital resources. BRDG Park, which will include three buildings and 450,000 sq. ft., is being developed by Wexford Science+Technology LLC, a privately held real estate developer and investment company specializing in major university facilities and science research parks in eight major markets. More information is available at www.BRDG-Park.com.

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Robyn Frankel, Frankel Public Relations
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