Thanks in part to a grant from the , the is expanding its “wet lab” space for use by new biotechnology and life science startups.

With $70,578 from the Biotech center ands $35,739 in its own funding, the Babcock Demon Incubator is expanding to support six additional startups.

The wet lab is located in the Piedmont Triad Research Park.

"We are now open for business for inception stage companies, with a facility designed specifically for biotechnology and bioscience ventures that is fully equipped with anything a young company might need to develop business plans, validate scientific research, complete proof-of-concept or test a final product offering,” said Tom Clarkson, director of the incubator.

The incubator used the funding to upfit the facility with a variety of equipment that can be used by multiple companies. Equipment additions included microscopes, cell and tissue culture equipment, electrophoresis equipment, and freezers.