Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined advanced manufacturing, health, and community leaders at the ARMI BioFabUSA ribbon cutting.
MANCHESTER – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan attended the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) BioFabUSA ribbon cutting, where they joined advanced manufacturing, health, and community leaders to celebrate the ARMI opening and highlight the strength of New Hampshire’s innovation economy.
“I was proud to partner with then Gov. Hassan and Dean Kamen in the effort to secure funding for ARMI, which represents a critical investment in the future of the Granite State and will bring good jobs to New Hampshire,” said Senator Shaheen. “This facility is also an opportunity for valuable workforce development and would provide training opportunities in biomedical research for our state’s college graduates and veterans. I want to congratulate Dean, ARMI and everyone who helped advocate for this facility, and I will continue to push for investments in New Hampshire’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.”
“Today’s ribbon cutting is an exciting moment for New Hampshire and our state’s strong innovation economy, and I thank Dean Kamen for his tireless efforts to launch the ARMI in Manchester,” Senator Hassan said. “As Governor, I was proud to join with Senators Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte to encourage the Department of Defense to establish the ARMI here, which will help encourage scientific discovery and improve public health, create highly-skilled manufacturing jobs, and foster collaboration between bio-tech and manufacturing leaders with local universities. The ARMI will revolutionize tissue technology in a way that can greatly benefit all of humanity – changing health care and helping save lives. I will continue to work at the federal level to support projects like the ARMI that will help drive New Hampshire’s economy.”
Then-Governor Hassan joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen and former Senator Kelly Ayotte in urging the Defense Department to locate the ARMI in Manchester, citing the city’s history of innovation, potential for partnerships with local universities, and the robust pipeline of students educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.