April 20, 2024 4:01 am
New Executive Director Appointed at St. Paul Life Science Incubator in the Twin Cities

Brad Larmie, an experienced professional in the life sciences industry, has been appointed as the executive director of University Enterprise Labs (UEL), a nonprofit life science incubator located in St. Paul. The announcement was made on April 2, 2024. In his new role, Larmie will oversee operations, investment strategy, programs, and partnerships for the 150,000-square-foot facility.

University Enterprise Labs offers laboratory spaces and scientific equipment for rent to companies in the biotech, medtech, tough tech, and agricultural tech fields. With a degree in biological sciences and a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Children’s Minnesota, ChRi Laboratories, and Novartis, Larmie is excited to take UEL to the next level and contribute to Minnesota’s thriving life sciences ecosystem.

Barbara Nelsen, Chair of the UEL Board, expressed her excitement about Larmie leading UEL into its next phase. She highlighted the organization’s ambitious goals to foster Minnesota’s next generation of life sciences companies and support economic growth in the Twin Cities. UEL is located at 1000 Westgate Drive in St. Paul and has over 35 wet labs for scientific research and development.

Since its establishment in 2005, University Enterprise Labs has supported more than 175 startup companies and currently hosts 65 tenant companies working on a variety of projects including medical devices, diagnostic tools robotics atmospheric carbon capture. Brad Larmie’s appointment as executive director signifies a new chapter for University Enterprise Labs as it continues to play a vital role in advancing innovation in the life sciences industry.

Larmie’s leadership will be critical as UEL continues to grow its presence as one of the premier life science incubators in the Midwest region. His expertise will be instrumental in helping startups overcome challenges such as securing funding and navigating regulatory hurdles that come with bringing new products to market.

As part of his new role at UEL, Larmie will also work closely with other stakeholders such as investors

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