Stem Cell Business Incubator

Infrastructure to support early-stage stem cell businesses

The University of Minnesota Stem Cell Business Incubator is a fully-equipped ~400 square-foot Biosafety Level 2 laboratory space available to support early-stage businesses requiring specialized cell culture equipment and associated infrastructure. The laboratory is located in the Lions Research Building (LRB) attached to the McGuire Translational Research Building (MTRF) which houses the UMN Stem Cell Institute. The laboratory space includes available bench areas with shared cell culture and laboratory equipment providing a "turn key" facility for emerging and expanding businesses in this sector.

For details please contact: James Dutton, PhD.

Business Incubator Lab LayoutEquipment provided:

  • Thermo Scientific 1300 series 60" biosafety cabinet
  • Heracell Vios 160i Cell Culture Incubators
  • Centrifuge
  • Leica DMi1 inverted microscope with MC120 Camera
  • Water bath
  • Liquid nitrogen storage (Locator 4)
  • Gilson micropipetters
  • Drummond pipetters
  • Fridge and Freezers
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Microwave
  • Assorted glassware 

Laboratory users will have access to the following shared facilities in the UMN Stem Cell Institute at no extra charge:

  • Milli-Q Water
  • Autoclaves
  • Dishwashing facility
  • Ice Machines
  • -80C Freezer space

Other equipment and facilities at the UMN Stem Cell Institute are available on request.

For cost schedules and details please contact: 
James Dutton, PhD,