New biology lab wants to democratize access to research tools for budding entrepreneurs

By Monday, July 15, 2013 , , No comments
For too long, basic biology research has been constrained to academics at universities and professionals at commercial labs. That needs to change, according to Joseph Jackson, co-founder of the Bio, Tech and Beyond community lab, in order to expand the industry. His biotech hacker space opens today in Carlsbad, Calif., just north of San Diego.

Bio, Tech and Beyond intends to “bootstrap” the traditional research model and provide a space for professionals and advanced amateurs to conduct independent research. For a fee that ranges up to $600 a month, they can access equipment and other resources that would usually be inaccessible to an individual. They will also offer classes that range in skill level from student to professional.

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