innovation

RECOGNIZING THE POTENTIAL FOR BIOSCIENCE IN EAST LOS ANGELES

Urban Land magazine - from the Urban Land Institute - features LABH and HATCH in an article about the realities and opportunities of real estate development in the LA Bioscience Corridor.

The article highlights the importance of ready-to-use lab spaces and necessary stakeholder engagement in order to cultivate bioscience innovation. The Corridor is home to some of the last remaining parcels of industrial land in Los Angeles. Throughout the region, industrial land is being rezoned and converted into residential uses, but this area in East Los Angeles is prime for welcoming the next wave of manufacturing and production. 

One such space is HATCH - from real estate investment partners Agora and ASG - which is currently under construction and features the adaptive reuse of an 20,000 sq. ft. abandoned furniture factory and warehouse in the Corridor. HATCH will provide flexible, multi-tenant lab and office space for life science companies. 

Read the full Urban Land article here. Urbanize.LA also picked up this story in a recent article.

Renderings of HATCH show flexible and dynamic working space for emerging bioscience companies that have outgrown their incubators and ready to move into dedicated lab and office space in East Los Angeles. (BAM Architecture)

Renderings of HATCH show flexible and dynamic working space for emerging bioscience companies that have outgrown their incubators and ready to move into dedicated lab and office space in East Los Angeles. (BAM Architecture)

LA's Bioscience Community Gathers at Cal State LA Downtown Center for Innovator Spotlight

Cal State LA works with industry partners to promote bioscience innovation and support the growth of the bioscience industry in Southern California. On July 25, LA BioStart and Cal State LA's College of Professional and Global Education hosted a networking event at the Cal State LA Downtown Center. More than 80 entrepreneurs, life science executives, faculty, students, and other business community members gathered together for a biotech innovator spotlight. The event is part of an ongoing series of industry convenings designed to bring the local bioscience community together. The featured innovator speakers was Professor Jill Adler-Moore of Cal Poly Pomona who invented the groundbreaking antifungal drug AmBisome.

The innovator spotlights serve as an important supplement to the more traditional classroom instruction modules of the LA BioStart program. Jose A. Gomez, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Cal State LA's LA BioSpace Incubator, noted, "these events are a great way to get folks out of their labs and offices for a bit to enjoy each other’s company and make connections. Sometimes great ideas and inspiration come from these encounters."

Read more about the event from the news release here.