An essential component of company building revolves around the infrastructure strategy applied to each company. BioGenerator, where needed, works with companies, the portfolio, and its partners (regional facilities, institutions, and incubators) to identify the best options for success. BioGenerator is agnostic to location and strives to identify the best facility and option for a company.
Additionally, in 2010, BioGenerator established the initial BioGenerator Labs as an option for companies. The labs overview, details, and history are detailed below.
The BioGenerator Labs facility provides access to collaborative lab and office space and state-of-the-art equipment for portfolio and pre-incubator companies. The BioGenerator Labs is a critical asset for companies overcoming barriers to company creation through:
The BioGenerator Labs is an 18,000 square-foot facility located in the Cortex innovation district. It provides lab facilities, capital equipment and office space for promising, but very early stage companies. Access to the facility reduces costs for tenant companies while offering the space and equipment necessary to move research forward and drive a company to its next funding milestones.
In the earliest phases of commercialization, the pre-equipped labs allow researchers and entrepreneurs to establish lab operations and to initiate proof of concept studies without having to raise additional capital to purchase most equipment and rent lab/office space.
The labs were constructed in 2010 through BioGenerator operating funds and donations from the James S. McDonnell Foundation, Cortex, Missouri Technology Corporation, and the Life Sciences Research Trust Fund. An expansion was completed in 2013.
Key features include: