Murrieta Genomics Becomes First Tenant at Life Science Incubator at University of California, Riverside

January 27, 2020 11:26 am Published by Comments Off on Murrieta Genomics Becomes First Tenant at Life Science Incubator at University of California, Riverside

Murrieta Genomics, the provider of genomics services and a launch pad for genomic sequencing startups, has signed a tenancy agreement with the University of California Riverside’s (UCR) Life Science Incubator. The company is the first to become a member of the Incubator and thus joining the innovation ecosystem at UCR overseen by the Office of Technology Partnerships.

“Murrieta Genomics aims to launch the next generation of genomic sequencing companies,” stated Brandon Young, lab director and CTO of Murrieta Genomics. “Our technological capabilities, including proprietary intellectual property, have many potential applications in the fields of research underway at UCR. By having a presence in the Incubator, we can efficiently partner with researchers and entrepreneurs at the University and from the community to speed these discoveries to market.”

The Incubator is a 3,000 square-foot wet laboratory space in the new Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) specially outfitted to house startups in the life sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, and medical technologies, and is the first of its kind in the Inland Empire. Residents will have access to UC Riverside technology and equipment across campus, such as a nanofabrication cleanroom, proteomics, stem cell core, and plant transformation through faculty collaborations and fee-for-service agreements.

Residents of the Incubator will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with UCR researchers, faculty and students, attend seminars, access patent search services and entrepreneurial development workshops, and use UCR’s SBIR/STTR Resource Center, which guides applicants through the process of obtaining commercialization development grants from the federal government.

Murrieta Genomics has been meeting and working with UCR researchers since the company’s inception. Genomic sequencing plays a large part in both precision medicine and precision agriculture, two areas of focus of the research university.

“Our researchers have been making profound discoveries in agriculture and biological and environmental technologies,” stated David Pearson, Managing Director of the MRB Incubator. “While these discoveries serve a great purpose in research, an even greater regional impact can be achieved when they are commercialized. We look forward to accelerating this path to commercialization through our incubator facilities and programming and our partnerships with companies like Murrieta Genomics.”

Murrieta Genomics will hold office hours every Tuesday from 11 am to 3 pm. During office hours, researchers and entrepreneurs from the community can discuss advances in genomics technologies and the company’s core service capabilities with the company’s principals.

In partnership with the Incubator, the company will also be offering “Lunch and Learn” presentations featuring state-of-the-art genomics technology companies to University staff and students on the last Tuesday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm starting February 25th.

An initial meet and greet will be held on January 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Atrium Seminar Room at the Multidisciplinary Research Building and feature the founding team from Murrieta Genomics who will present their capabilities. There will also be a presentation at 5:00 pm from Aspect Biosystems, a company that has combined the power of microfluidics and 3D bioprinting to create living, human tissues for medical research, therapeutic discovery, and regenerative medicine products. Tours of the Incubator will be available following the event.

Future topics for the “Lunch and Learn” series will be precision agriculture, gene assembly, advanced data analytics and other topics suggested by UCR researchers. that will have a direct application to the University’s areas of interest.

About Murrieta Genomics
Murrieta Genomics provides access to next generation sequencing technology for researchers in the health, veterinary, agriculture, forensics and direct to consumer industries. The company is a true business incubator, offering mentorship and guidance from both the scientific and business perspective to aspiring genomic-related entrepreneurs. The founders of Murrieta Genomics have extensive background in business, finance, science and technology. They are supplemented with a prestigious advisory board from both business and science. The company provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services, hands-on consulting, review, appraisal and guidance. In addition, it provides help with company value propositions and potential seed funding support to qualified incubator graduates. For more information visit http://www.murrietagenomics.com.

Murrieta Genomics is part of the Murrieta Innovation Center, a building owned by the city of Murrieta and dedicated to supporting life science companies. The Innovation Center has medical device, therapeutic, software, clinical research and of course genomic companies that are working hard to advance new ideas and innovations that can impact the world in a positive way. The Center is also a resource for all types of local startup companies, offering services and workshops from a local SBDC, several veteran organizations, a SCORE branch and more.


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