New biotechs have plenty of ideas, no lab space


Author: Anthony Clark
Publisher: Gainesville Sun
Date: April 1, 2014

Farshid Rouhani was surprised by the lack of large lab spaces available for private companies when he started Geneaidyx LLC earlier this year.

Rouhani and Mark Brantly lead a team in the University of Florida College of Medicine researching a genetic protein deficiency. They started the company to commercialize a diagnostic test for a rare lung disease called genetic COPD and need an office and lab space to house 20 employees who will move over from their UF lab.

“It was impossible to find lab space of at least 5,000-plus square feet,” Rouhani said. Read more here.