Who we are
Our bright and vibrant company DNA shapes the identity of our amazing culture. As the first biotech company to be founded on the island, Co-founder and then CEO, Ignacio Pino has recruited the best and brightest team from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. We continue to cultivate an environment where our employees thrive, feel valued, and contribute their best. CDI Labs now operates from labs and offices in Baltimore, Toronto, and Mayagüez.
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CDI Labs is the result of intensive efforts and advances made by synthetic biologists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. With labs and offices in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Baltimore, and Toronto, CDI Labs was created by scientists for scientists to address critical needs required to accelerate research, advance discoveries, and translate discoveries into novel products and services that improve human health.
CDI Labs has deep roots in Baltimore. Co-founders Jef Boeke, Heng Zhu, and Seth Blackshaw started the company while they worked as professors at Johns Hopkins University. The company has retained a facility on-campus in the Rangos Life Sciences Building, allowing us close access to our growing Scientific Advisory Board. All HuProt arrays are currently printed by scientists at our Baltimore facility.
Puerto Rico has been home to a diverse range of biotech companies, leveraging the island's strategic location, skilled workforce, and favorable incentives. The biotech sector in Puerto Rico encompasses various areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, research and development, and contract manufacturing. Many global pharmaceutical giants have established a presence on the island, attracted by its unique blend of regulatory advantages and proximity to key markets. CDI Labs, based in Mayagüez (with labs and offices in Baltimore and Toronto), is proud to be among the many notable biotech companies operating in Puerto Rico.