Quality, Affordable Laboratories
Lab Launch creates and operates affordable, quality laboratories for the life sciences industry. We run our own laboratory for startup biotech companies in Monrovia, CA and we work with other organizations to help them develop and operate their own shared lab spaces. Founded by scientists, for scientists, we bring over 15 years of experience and a detail-focused approach to developing and running the most effective facilities to support innovation and commercialization of biotechnology.
Both in our own self-operated facilities and in the spaces we build and run for others, our focus is on providing an environment where scientists enjoy coming to work.
In 2014, Llewellyn Cox was advising two biotech startups in the Los Angeles area. On the same day, they both announced they were moving to San Francisco. Llewellyn asked them why, and they said it was because they couldn't find lab space in LA. At that time, the existing biotech incubators in the region were full. From the frustration of losing clients and local innovation over such a basic necessity, Lab Launch was born. Llewellyn made it his mission to create the lab space that was so sorely needed at the time.
Now, 6 years after its inception, Lab Launch has supported over 35 companies that have subsequently raised more than $25M in total. Many of our graduates remain in the Los Angeles area and are still growing.
In 2018 we began partnering with organizations to help them open their own shared lab spaces. We helped University Lab Partners to design, equip, and develop operating procedures for their biotech and MedTech incubator in Irvine, which opened its doors in 2019.
Throughout the events of 2020/21, we have been proud to support our clients by providing a safe environment in which to continue working.