A launch pad for innovation and entrepreneurship

Lab2Launch provides capital-efficient access to a well-rounded laboratory infrastructure, removing barriers for innovative scientist entrepreneurs to launch and grow new ventures and generate the proof-of-concept they need to expand their technology and team.

Lab Equipment
  • Cold storage: -80C, -20C, +4C
  • Glassware prep: autoclave, glass washer
  • Formulation: water purification system, balance, pH
  • meter
  • General lab equipment: shaker incubator, biosafety
  • cabinet, centrifuges, micropipettes, inverted
  • microscope
  • Sample analysis: spectrophotometer, protein & DNA
  • gel imager, gel apparatus

Lab2Launch is strategically located near various core facilities and resources within Emory, including a biorepository, vivarium, and flow cytometry core.

Available Lab Spaces

48 lab bays in an open Biosafety level 2 lab

6 Flexible & shared procedure rooms

3 Novel Technology private suites (ranging from 400 to 700 sq. ft.)

2 main shared equipment corridors outfitted with a cold room

1 fume hood alcove

Company selection will be based on the following affiliations with Emory University:

  • Emory researcher (e.g. faculty, staff, and postdocs).
  • Outside companies that hold a license(s) to and are commercializing Emory IP.
Application Documents
  • Current business plan and/or non-confidential pitch deck
  • Financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement
  • Statement of ownership of the company
  • Names of members of the board of directors (or board of advisors) and short bios
Residency Contingencies
  • Faculty associated with applicant companies must complete all Emory University intellectual property and conflict of interest disclosures and approvals.
  • Company will enter into a Space Use License Agreement with Emory.
    • Company must maintain liability insurance as described in the Space Use License Agreement.
  • Company must comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as Emory University policies and procedures regarding environmental health and safety (EHS).
  • Company will participate in the annual progress review process.
Biolocity Programming

TIn addition to procuring a state-of-the-art laboratory, we support your R&D goals by facilitating improved access to:

  • Legal office hours
  • Educational resources
  • Business development and technical programming
  • Networking events
  • 22 Dedicated Desks in a Shared Workstations Area
  • Kaldi’s Café
  • Shared Breakroom
  • Commuter Shower Facilities
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Bike Storage Room
  • Outdoor Plaza with Seating

Lab2Launch residents will also be able to leverage the network and rich business development and technical programming provided by Biolocity – a sister program that funds and assists promising early-stage teams through consultation and project management in their commercialization journey.

Harry Gerard, Lab2Launch Manager

1760 Haygood Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

As part of Emory School of Medicine’s commitment to advancing biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship, Lab2Launch is designed to provide flexible and low-cost co-working and wet laboratory space to Emory-affiliated start-up companies developing promising technologies that improve patient health.

Lab2Launch is located on the ground floor of HSRB-II, named the Raymond F. Schinazi Innovation Floor, and is made possible by a generous gift from Raymond F. Schinazi.

“In my experience, you need to create new companies to take scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic. These highly-focused, entrepreneurial enterprises can move more quickly and more cheaply from discovery to development than larger, more complex pharmaceutical companies. I believe that the modern tools and extensive resources available through the Innovation Floor will accelerate the ability of start-up companies to transform laboratory discoveries into drugs that prevent, treat, and, ultimately, cure life-threatening diseases.” – Raymond F. Schinazi