LabLaunch (a bioscience initiative) is set to open in the Summer of 2015 in Monrovia to catalyze the region’s bioscience startups!
From their release:
Opening Summer 2015, LabLaunch-Monrovia heralds a new era for life science innovation in the LA area
Almost 40 years ago, the biotechnology industry was born in LA’s San Gabriel Valley when Arthur Riggs first synthesized insulin at City of Hope. This summer, lifetech innovation is coming home with the opening of LabLaunch-Monrovia.
LabLaunch-Monrovia will feature nearly 11,000 SqFt of life science labs and creative office facilities, and will offer no-strings-attached access to labs and research equipment. Innovators at LabLaunch-Monrovia will keep 100% of their Intellectual Property and Equity, and will enjoy workshops, events, and access to experts to accelerate their success.
Within 30 mins of Caltech, USC, and City of Hope, LabLaunch-Monrovia will be a hub for cutting-edge startup bioscience, and being close to the forthcoming Metro Gold Line station, LabLaunch-Monrovia will soon connect innovators across LA via the newly-expanded rapid transit system. Through partnerships between Lab Launch, our members, and other local groups, we aim to bring the tools of life science to the next generation of innovators in our open labspaces.
LabLaunch-Monrovia will provide a variety of lab facilities to support life science entrepreneurs at all stages: affordable labs and equipment, creative open deskspace, private meeting rooms, and conference room facilities will be available to all members.
LabLaunch-Monrovia will support the needs of medtech and biotech startups in dedicated high-quality coworking labs. Available premium research facilities will include chemical biology, tissue culture, and the FIRST & ONLY rentable, GMP-ready, BSL2+ cell culture & formulation suite in an incubator labspace ANYWHERE.
Our goal at Lab Launch is to help LA area life science entrepreneurs pursue their ideas in affordable, accessible lab facilities, and to create a hub of activity where a world-leading bioeconomy can flourish. Thanks to the support of local civic and business leaders, we are excited to bring a new era of life science innovation to the San Gabriel Valley.
Lab Launch Inc is a 501c3 non-profit, and will gratefully accept gifts and donations of equipment to help support the bio-entrepreneurs of Los Angeles.
Download our Facility Brochure. Applications for LabLaunch-Monrovia incubator membership will open in May 2015.