New life sciences incubator opens on Kean campus

Andrew Sheldon//February 12, 2015

New life sciences incubator opens on Kean campus

Andrew Sheldon//February 12, 2015

The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship announced the launch of its new life sciences incubator located in the state-of-the-art New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics.The NJCSTM is located on the Union campus of Kean University, which is a founding member of the ILSE.

One aim of the BioCenter is to foster collaboration between entrepreneurs, industry scientists, business leaders, students and faculties.

Dr. Keith Bostian, the interim CEO of ILSE and dean of Kean’s NJCSTM, said Wednesday that the new incubator represents another step towards the establishment of the group as a hub for New Jersey’s life sciences industry.

“The launch of the ILSE incubator represents the next step in realizing our vision of creating a new, fully integrated life science ecosystem hub in New Jersey,” Bostian said. “ILSE will be a vehicle to accelerate academic innovation into meaningful new products that improve human health. We are gratified by the growing positive feedback and support from universities, the academic research community, industry and other stakeholders across our region recognizing ILSE as an emerging contributor to our life sciences ecosystem.”

The ILSE incubator will include several laboratory suites, with future expansions anticipated. Its tenants also will have access to other analytical and instrumentation that is located within the NJCSTM facility.


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