by Kaleb Roedel, NNBW
Space is hard to come by for a startup in Silicon Valley — especially lab space.
This is one of the many reasons why startup company Bioelectronica decided to branch out at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR).
Created in 2015 by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Knowledge Fund, UNR’s research and development incubator provides a wide range of resources to entrepreneurs: technical services, intellectual capital, testing and research capabilities, advanced tools, and plenty of lab space.
So, rather than trying to squeeze into a congested incubator in Palo Alto, Bioelectronica moved to Reno and made NCAR its launching pad, said co-founder Jonathan Hull.
“In our industry, biotech, first and foremost you need lab space,” Hull said in a phone interview with the NNBW. “In the Bay Area, typically what you’re faced with is an incubator where you don’t get your own space. In that scenario, how are you supposed to develop intellectual property or keep something secret from another company?
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