Life science discovery translation requires highly specialized facilities, equipment, instrumentation, and laboratories. The ILSE Life Science Incubator occupies 16,000 sq ft in the state-of-the-art New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics on the Kean University campus in Union, New Jersey. We provide fully built-out laboratory suites or shared lab space for new start-ups. Tenants have access to a broad array of core analytical and research instrumentation Core Facilities located within the facility including chemistry, molecular and cellular biology equipment, high-end analytical instrumentation, cell sorting and microscopy equipment, and super-computer facilities.

Due to high demand, the incubator has been at full capacity since launch. ILSE is currently expanding to include an additional 20,000 sf, capable of hosting 20-30 companies and up to 100 scientists, through a grant from the US Small Business Administration funded in part by a $2.5M appropriation of Congressional Directed Spending as part of the FY2023 Omnibus legislation. We will be communicating more about this exciting initiative soon.
Innovation through Collaboration

Supporting startups and entrepreneurs that drive innovation in the life sciences