In response to local customer demand for an even broader set of services, Compugen Inc, a national IT systems integrator with operations in Victoria for more than six years, is pleased to announce that it has signed a five-year contract to move its Victoria office into new, larger facilities at the Vancouver Island Technology Park.

In addition to new, modern office space, Compugen's new facility includes a warehouse and configuration centre that will enable Compugen to better meet the needs of local private and public sector customers. Compugen will use the warehouse and configuration centre to handle the growing number of requests from customers to manage larger system and network deployments.

Beyond Compugen's own facilities, the modern conference and meeting facilities in the Park's Business Centre will afford a comfortable and effective environment for the many seminars, presentations and other events that Compugen hosts throughout the year for its existing and prospective customers.

"In addition to providing better service to our customers, we're also investing in the concept of the Park itself", says John Cave, Compugen's Victoria Location Manager. "As a meeting place for the brightest minds and an active source of innovation, we're confident that the environment of the Park will foster new ideas and solutions to address our customers' business needs."

"Vancouver Island Technology Park is committed to working with Compugen Inc. to develop a location that will be advantageous for their business. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver on the specific business development needs of our clients. This relationship is a win-win situation for all parties," stated Dale Gann, Manager, Business Development & Marketing of Vancouver Island Technology Park. In addition to being a tenant, Compugen will also be providing technical support services to the Park's Business Centre.

"Our customers are telling us we're providing the right mix of services and that we're helping them meet their business goals," says Len McCabe, Compugen's Regional Manager for B.C., "so I'm very confident about Compugen's future and we're firmly committed to our customers and partners in Victoria and throughout British Columbia. Our new five-year lease at this exceptional facility is just one small indication of that commitment."