University Lab Partners at UC Irvine

An independent, non-profit, wet-lab incubator

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Our Mission

Accelerate growth of the biomedical industry via an open innovation platform that provides economical lab and office space, valuable technical resources, and a network of strategic partnerships.


  • Unique University access agreements to technical resources
  • Close proximity to medtech entrepreneurs
  • Integrated project management platform

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  • Utilize professionally managed labs for state-of-the-art projects
  • Develop new technology at a fraction of the cost
  • Adjacent co-working and office space to accelerate timelines

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  • Clinical & Regulatory proficiency partnerships in-tow
  • Professional, strategic advisor assistance on-demand
  • Strong, regional commitment to bio-med and med-tech innovation

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Partners & Affiliations

University of California Irvine Applied Innovation

University of California Irvine Applied Innovation is a dynamic, innovative central platform for the UCI campus, entrepreneurs, inventors, the business community and investors to collaborate and move UCI research from lab to market.

Lab Launch

Lab Launch Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to establish a more dynamic biotech startup environment in Los Angeles.

Our mission is to enable LA’s scientists and entrepreneurs to develop their ideas in affordable, high-quality lab facilities, with access to services and a supportive innovation community to accelerate their success.

NXT Biomedical

NXT Biomedical will develop and advance novel therapeutic devices in diseases with significant unmet needs.  Using innovative medical technology development processes, the incubator is designed to develop and de-risk technologies in a highly capital efficient manner.

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Distinguished Professor, UC Irvine

“I am extremely supportive of University Lab Partners because I consider this wet-lab incubator to be the linchpin of our translational efforts in biologics and bioengineering. ULP is coming to fill a huge gap that currently exists in the path of translating wet-lab technologies to commercial use in our region. As a UCI faculty, I am so excited about the opportunity to take advantage of the incredible ULP resource to translate our technologies to clinical and patient use.”

Stanton Rowe, CEO, NXT Biomedical

“I cannot wait to move into ULP! The combination of state-of-the-art labs, shared equipment, beautiful next door offices, and innovation support services offers our incubator a unique opportunity thrive and grow in a prime location.”

Apply today to become eligible for a ULP Fellowship Award

Recent News

March 18, 2019

11 Equipment & Amenities Every Wet Lab Incubator Needs

Wet lab incubators are currently revolutionizing the way that medtech and biotech startups are entering the market. Many startups in these industries struggle without the support of an incubator typically due to the high amount of costs associated with these capital intensive industries. By utilizing the resources of a wet lab incubator, startups within the […]

March 11, 2019

The UC Irvine Research Park: Paving the way for innovation & Technology

UC Irvine is a premier university that’s among the ten UC campuses throughout the state. This school houses some of the top education programs in the country with their business, law, and medicine schools. The School of Medicine at UC Irvine was listed as one of the best grad schools in the country by the […]

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