Move over, Kendall Square… the next miracle drug for lung cancer or epilepsy is just as likely to emerge from Arsenal Yards in Watertown or the shadow of Fenway Park.

Mariana Oncology ($174 million) is one of several early-stage drug developers that leased space at 100 Forge, a nine-story glass tower that opened in 2022 behind the Arsenal Yards development in Watertown. The company uses radiopharmaceuticals, drugs containing radioactive particles called isotopes, to seek out and destroy cancer cells.

“Cambridge was super expensive, and parking was difficult,” said Simon Reed, Mariana’s chief executive, who looks out his office window onto the Charles River. “And the commute there was a major issue for the people who were coming in from the suburbs.”

We were thrilled to see Arsenal Yards listed in this article, as Watertown, particularly the East End and Arsenal St. corridor establishes the regions newest life science cluster.

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