Let’s build biotech.

We help leverage assets they need to succeed.

HSC Next Innovation Labs eliminates barriers for growing biotech companies. We provide three levels of lab access, so you can focus on bringing new technologies to market.

Build your business in the heart of a thriving life science campus.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Access to resources

Why Next Innovation Labs?

Grow your company
Grow your company

Find your new HQ on the
HSC Campus

Access equipment &
Access equipment &

Fully equipped life science
labs + discounted rates on
specialized equipment

Focus on your
Focus on your

Concierge services help
with everything from referrals to chemical

Safety & compliance
Safety & compliance

Institutional safety boards
ensure adherence to
recognized safety

University expertise
University expertise

Collaborate with HSC and
other researchers to
advance your technology

Flexible Space
Flexible Space

Three levels of lab access,
dedicated or day use
offices and conference




Click "Get Started" and answer a few questions about your company. We’ll follow up for a deeper dive.

Get Started



If Next Innovation Labs has the resources you need, we will send you a formal application and schedule time for a campus tour and discussion with the team.


follow up

Get feedback and recommendations from the Next Innovation Labs team for next steps.



Applicants recommended to advance will then give a non-confidential presentation to our Selection Committee.



Applicants recommended by the selection committee will be offered the opportunity to join HSC Next Innovation Labs.


Startup Clients

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Suchi Acharya, PhD

CEO, AyuVis Research, Inc.

Having access to this caliber of wet lab space and variety of equipment has been instrumental in supporting the development of our new generation of immunotherapies.

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Mingju Cao, PharmD RPh

CEO, Kinetiq Therapeutics

HSC Next has been a great place for us to lay the foundations for future growth as a biotech outfit. Working alongside a knowledgeable team in a supportive environment, we look forward to becoming a valuable member of the life science innovation ecosystem in DFW.

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Oriana Hawkins, PhD

R&D Director, Entvantage Dx

Access to standard laboratory equipment and advanced Core facilities staffed by experienced scientists substantially reduces our capital expenditures and enabled us to effectively compete for SBIR grant funding.

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De-chu Christopher Tang, PhD

Founder & CEO, Vaxdome Inc.

HSC Next Labs is embracing and empowering human ingenuity by nurturing start-up companies on HSC's campus with unstinting support.

Startups at HSC: An Interview with Two Local Founders

Dr. Katrina Gordon sat down with two client startups during Global Entrepreneurship Week to discuss their experience with Next Innovation Labs. Dr. Oriana Hawkins of ENTvantage Diagnostics and Dr. Mingju Cao of Kinetiq Therapeutics share their experience with how HSC invests in medical innovation.

Learn what HSC Next Labs can offer your new biotech venture.

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Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to a HSC Next team member. We look forward to helping you.

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Katrina Gordon, PhD

the Concierge

Input, Restorative,
Responsibility, Intellection,

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Robert McClain, PhD

The strategist

Relator, Communication,
Responsibility, Woo, Input

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Jamie Barnhart

The connector

Relator, Communication,
Responsibility, Woo, Input