The Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator is now accepting lease applications for its wet lab facilities scheduled to open in early 2017.
The ACC Bioscience Incubator is part of phase II renovations at ACC Highland. The first such facility at a Texas community college, it provides critically needed research space for life science companies to develop products such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices while providing educational programs, internships, and real-world training to ACC students. It is funded by ACC and a $4.9 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) Research Award Matching program grant.
“Together, we are transforming biotechnology, medicine, and education in our region,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president and CEO. “Students experience hands-on learning and gain marketable skills that employers are seeking.”
A partnership between ACC, Austin Technology Incubator, and Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center, the facility offers:
- Leasable wet lab space: Single benches to full labs and specialized clean rooms available to meet companies’ unique needs.
- Startup Business Development: An IP-free zone where companies own their research ideas and have access to business consultants, workshops, and industry partners.
- Core laboratory and instrumentation: Central management of state-of-the-art shared biotechnology equipment and facilities.
- Workforce education: Student internships and faculty collaborations.
Companies interested in leasing space in the Bioscience Incubator are encouraged to visit austincc.edu/wetlab and complete the online application.
For more information about the lab, contact facility director Dr. Tyler Drake at 512-223-7436 or [email protected].
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