Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, said it plans to open a new facility in the heart of Massachusetts’ renowned life-science cluster to serve as a technical hub for the company’s Life Sciences business and operations in the Northeast region of the United States.

The new “Life Sciences” center, scheduled to open in spring 2013 in Westborough, Mass., will provide Pall Life Sciences customers in the Northeast a range of process solutions for drug development, validation support, and training capabilities, according to a Pall Corporation announcement.

The 113,000 square-feet center will be equipped with new advanced life sciences equipment and will serve as a showcase for Pall technologies. These include: single-use systems (SUS), tangential flow filtration (TFF) systems, viral clearance, and cell culture solutions, chromatography systems, and others.

The company says the Westborough complex will serve as a proving ground for new technologies and applications development and will be designed to lead customers through the sequential stages of process flow. The center also will serve as a training facility for both Pall employees and customers.

Pall plans to transfer its existing operations and employees from its Northborough, Mass. location to the new center.