Cohort announces expansion with shared lab facilities set to empower scientific entrepreneurs in South East Queensland.

Cohort Innovation Space is quickly cementing its reputation as the Gold Coast’s home for health and technology startups.

Just ten months after opening their doors, the innovation space has already begun their first expansion with the construction of three PC1 and PC2 scientific lab facilities underway.

Located within Lumina – a unique life sciences, health and technology commercial cluster being developed by the Queensland Government – the Cohort Labs (CoLabs) will empower bio innovators and scientific entrepreneurs by providing them with access to state-of-the-art labs and office space to help them accelerate new ideas and research to market.

The 330m2 expansion is on track to launch in April 2020 with fit-out well underway by one of Australia’s leading commercial construction companies, Quadric.

Cohort Chief Executive Officer, Ben Howe said the translational research facilities are an excellent addition to shared work facilities that Cohort already offers.

“The announcement of the CoLabs is a very exciting one as it puts us one step closer to achieving our long-term goal of building a world-class innovation space here at Lumina that empowers health and technology growth on the Gold Coast.”

“These modern, multi-disciplinary facilities will provide bio innovators a home where they can develop and test new research, make valuable connections, scale quickly and accelerate their findings into market.”

Mr. Howe said the expansion will diversify existing facilities to accommodate the growing biomedical and life sciences industries in South East Queensland.

“We know that scientific entrepreneurs are an integral part of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct ecosystem and we look forward to watching new research come to life from our very own state-of-the-art facilities upstairs.”

CoLabs are located at 16 Nexus Way, Southport.


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