BioHub Birmingham develops new incubator space to meet increasing demand for biomedical facilities
The BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites to meet an increasing demand for biomedical incubator space.
The BioHub opened in 2015 and its shared facilities on the ground floor are now operating at capacity.
It is managed by University of Birmingham Enterprise and is located at the Birmingham Research Park, which provides incubation services and facilities, as well as commercial office space for biomedical and hi-tech companies.
The Birmingham Research Park is on the University campus – and the University has invested significantly to create a formidable landscape for medical innovation. In last year alone, the University has opened: the Healthcare Technologies Institute, where experts in chemical engineering, biomedical science, computer science, applied mathematics, chemistry and physics work collaboratively on translational projects; the Centre for Custom Medical Devices, which works in collaboration with Renishaw and uses additive manufacturing (3D printing) to speed development in the medical devices supply chain; and the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre which helps remove the regulatory blockages encountered by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The University ranks 4th in the UK for the production of Intellectual Property (patents) and much of its medical innovation comes from interdisciplinary research, where scientists who apply engineering or chemistry know-how to solve problems in medicine. This collaborative landscape has attracted increasing attention from international business, and the University currently has over 200 industrial partners, spanning all business sectors, who use its facilities and research expertise.
The BioHub is one part of this landscape, and its current tenants include diagnostics, precision medicine, and biotechnology companies, who share laboratory and office space.
The new development will create laboratory / office suites with sizes starting at 600sqft/55m2. The enquiry list for the new suites is now open, for further details or a tour of the facilities contact Angie Reynolds, Birmingham Research Park Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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University of Birmingham Enterprise
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About University of Birmingham Enterprise
University of Birmingham Enterprise supports academics who want to innovate, take their ideas to market, work with businesses and social enterprises, or enrich their professional lives by doing academic consultancy projects. We do this by providing enterprise training, funding, office and laboratory space, and a full technology transfer service. University of Birmingham Enterprise also manages the University’s portfolio of spinout companies and the incubation services and facilities at the Birmingham Research Park.
The University of Birmingham’s patented technologies are showcased on the IN-PART partnering website, and on the Midlands Innovation website.
Further information about University of Birmingham Institutes & Centres
Healthcare Technologies Institute
Centre for Custom Medical Devices
Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre
The BioHub Birmingham website can be found here