ABI is ACC’s Bioscience Incubator. The region’s only wet lab space for Austin’s growing biotech industry. We are bridging the gap in the “research-to-product” cycle, creating an innovative work environment for life science entrepreneurs!

Why use ABI?

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Leasable Wet Lab Space

Central management of shared equipment & facilities reduces infrastructure costs
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Startup Business Development

Entrepreneurs enjoy an IP-free zone with access to business consultants, workshops, investors, and industry partners
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Workforce Education

Student internships and faculty collaborations develop a highly-skilled workforce
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Private-Public Partnership

Supports new technology and innovation to accelerate the growth of the Central Texas economy
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Qualified staff provide critical expertise and operational support

Collaborative Space

Creates a supportive community that enables creative collaboration and life science innovation

ABI in the Media

An Interview at TEDX

Listen to this radio interview from KMUZ’s Willamette Wake Up between Dave Duncan and Matthew Belzer, ACC Biology Professor.

Length: 10:22

Impromptu Interview with Matthew Belzer

by KMUZ | Sometimes the most interesting people at a TEDX event aren’t always the presenters. Sometimes its the person who sits next to you at lunch. That was the case when Dave Duncan started talking with Matthew Belzer from Austin TX.

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.

Length: 03:06

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.

Length: 05:41

A Bio-Science Lab At A Community College? It’s Happening In Austin

by KUT's Texas Standard | Entrepreneurs looking to develop new drugs, or other life-science products can lease space at this Austin Community College wet lab.


Science in the Mall, Y’all is a show about the Bioscience Incubator and the innovations of our member companies. This isn’t a deep dive into the science itself, it is instead a podcast exploring the reasons behind these companies’ existence. From making sure your queso is safe to eat, to figuring out how to slowly release drugs into the system to help fight opioid addictions, these startups are seeking answers to some of today’s most complex questions. Science in the Mall, Y’all is a podcast that seeks to learn about the “Why” in order to understand more about the “How”.


Our goal in Central Texas is to integrate medical education, healthcare, innovation, and research for the 21st century.
Kirk Watson

Texas State Senator

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

President & CEO, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute

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