Dr. Bill Church founded GMAb following 11 years at the University of Vermont in the Department of Biochemistry as a research faculty member. He licensed a unique monoclonal antibody to the coagulation protein factor IX to SmithKline Beecham (later GSK) in 1995 and used this opportunity to start Green Mountain Antibodies. On April 1, 1996 the Company opened in 600 sq. ft of space in the Chace Mill — an old woolen mill from the 1900s on the banks of the Winooski River.
The GMAb team approaches antibody production using a broad range of backgrounds and expertise in chemistry, biochemistry, protein science, molecular biology, immunology, medical sciences, cell biology, and genetics. Team members take pride in being part of a company that serves its customers, employees, community, and the greater world. With over twenty years in business, hundreds of satisfied customers and a commitment to delivering real value, our Vermont principles of work hard, be smart, and help one another, sets the stage for another period of growth and greater success.
The vast majority of companies in the biotechnology industry are located in the big cities. However, for some living in the city and all that it entails is not necessarily what they want. Many people are looking to find a smaller more inviting location to put down roots, have a shorter commute, a simpler life. They are looking for a location that offers an interesting career in the biotech industry without compromising their lifestyle priorities.
Burlington Vermont is one of those locations. On a professional level, Burlington has a robust and evolving tech market full of entrepreneurs and startups looking to create the next great innovation. Vermont also has great universities with programs in science, engineering, entrepreneurship, media, finance, and medicine. All the while offering a quality of life that has consistently led to it being ranked as one the “Best Places to Live” in a variety of national surveys.
The Chace Mill – Our Home
A three-story brick mill built in 1892 by the Burlington Mill Company, the Chace Mill harnessed the power of the Winooski River as it flows over a series of falls. At its peak in the