CENTRAL TEXAS HAS A PROBLEM
The region lacks wet lab space and skilled workforce for its growing biotech industry.
ABI has a solution
ABI is the ACC Bioscience Incubator and it bridges the gaps in the “research to product” cycle, creating an innovative work environment for life science entrepreneurs.
Why use ABI?
Leasable Wet Lab Space
Single benches to full labs are available to meet companies’ unique needs
Startup Business Development
Entrepreneurs enjoy an IP-free zone with access to business consultants, workshops, investors, and industry partners
Core Laboratory & Instrumentation
Central management of shared equipment & facilities reduces infrastructure costs
Student internships and faculty collaborations develop a highly-skilled workforce
Supports new technology and innovation to accelerate the growth of the Central Texas economy
Qualified staff provide critical expertise and operational support
Creates a supportive community that enables creative collaboration and life science innovation
Highly trained technicians and equipment support commercialization of products
ABI in the Media
Unveiling ACC’s State of the Art Bioscience Incubator
Watch this video to learn how the Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator benefits Biotech students, startups, and the local economy.
An Interview with KUT’s Texas Standard
Listen to this radio interview between Texas Standard’s David Brown and Dr. Tyler Drake, Director of ACC’s Bioscience Incubator.
A Bio-Science Lab At A Community College? It’s Happening In Austin
Our goal in Central Texas is to integrate medical education, healthcare, innovation, and research for the 21st century.Kirk Watson
Right now, many biotech startups are forced to turn elsewhere because Austin doesn’t have the facilities they need. Research has shown that if we meet those needs, we can bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the area and make an economic impact of up to $110 million a year.Thomas R. Kowalski