University Lab Partners is an independent, non-profit program of Beall Family Foundation. It was founded in partnership with the University of California Irvine Applied Innovation. Our open innovation platform enables bioscience & medtech companies to access unique research capabilities and a network of technical, business, and talent resources at an economical cost.
About University Lab Partners
Located in Irvine's UCI Research Park
- 2.2 million sqft office space (ULP 17k sqft)
- Central location at the heart of Orange County’s technology hub
- Unmatched access to UC Irvine, a cutting-edge research University
- Access The Vine, Irvine Company’s unique startup focused community
Partners & Affiliations
Medical Innovation Institute, UCI School of Medicine
“University Lab Partners, with strong connections to University of California, Irvine (UCI), has a shared mission with the UCI Medical Innovation Institute and with UCI Applied Innovation to introduce high-quality, commercially-available laboratory space to Orange County. Our common goal is to enhance the ability of entrepreneurs at all stages — particularly those in the early stages — to create, refine, and test innovations that have the potential to enhance the health and well-being of our community and our society at large. This important component of our medical technology ecosystem has been needed for some time, and we applaud ULP for bringing this to reality.”
Richard Sudek, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, UCI Applied Innovation
“Our main goal at UCI Applied Innovation is to help make Orange County a globally recognized leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Although we house many of the pieces you need to create a flourishing ecosystem, we have needed a commercially-accessible wet lab to really energize startup development in the life science industry. Having ULP’s wet lab within the Cove ecosystem will provide more opportunities for startup and industry growth, job creation and faster translation of life improving inventions from the lab to the market place. ULP’s wet lab is crucial to acceleration the Life Science eco-system in Orange County.”
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 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 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.”
OCTANe the organization that convenes and enables the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital. Our goal is to create 55,000+ high-value technology jobs in Southern California by 2030. We impact our community through LaunchPad, an industry leading accelerator, Enterprise Solutions, a new platform to provide companies capital and growth resources to accelerate job creation, Signature Events & Programs, and direct access to capital.
Graduate Professional Success in the Biomedical Sciences (GPS-BIOMED) is an NIH-funded program for UC Irvine graduate students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences, and part of the campus-wide UCI-GPS (UC Irvine Graduate Professional Success) initiative. We aim to better prepare our scientists for a variety of careers within the biomedical research workforce, and empower them to become not only skilled researchers, but also polished professionals. As members of the NIH-BEST Consortium, we work to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training. We are thrilled to partner with ULP in providing entrepreneurship opportunities for our scientists to take their discovery from bench-to -bedside.
Letters of Support
University Lab Partners has garnered support from many Southern California industry leaders to help foster a thriving community of entrepreneurial innovation in the MedTech and Bioscience fields.
- Mike Mussallem, Chairman and CEO Edwards Lifesciences
- Reuben Richards, CEO PhageTech, Inc.
- Joshua Britton, PhD Founder and CEO Debut Biotechnology
- Len Brandt, Brandt Venture Development
- Kiley A. Athanasiou, President Cartilage Inc.
- Nazli Azimi, PhD Founder and CEO Bioniz Therapeutics, Inc.
- Samir G. Shreim, Ph. D., Co-Founder & CEO Cactus Medical, LLC
An independent, non-profit program
The Beall Family Foundation is committed to promoting entrepreneurial excellence. As such, it operates ULP as a non-profit to bring the most value to its membership and the surrounding community. Operating under a “pay-it-forward” mentality, the foundation recognizes its responsibility in shepherding sustainable innovation for future generations to come.