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The California NanoSystems at UCLA Startup Incubator Program

The CNSI at UCLA Startup Incubator Program offers entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to grow their businesses at CNSI within the preeminent research ecosystem of the UCLA campus. We are centrally located at the Court of Sciences that houses engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, and medicine. Within the CNSI building, companies can receive training and access to our unparalleled collection of Core Technology Centers including:

- high-throughput screening for drug discovery and functional genomics
- fluorescence microscopy with capabilities for in vivo small animal imaging
- cryo electron microscopy and other transmission electron microscopy
- atomic force and other scanning probe microscopy
- molecular beam epitaxy
- cleanroom fabrication and foundry

Our building houses physical space for companies and affords entrepreneurs utilization of our robust administrative infrastructure that includes procurement, mail handling, high-speed internet access, a 260-seat auditorium, large presentation space, as well as meeting and conference rooms.

Laboratory Space

The laboratory space offered at CNSI includes resources such as individual fume hoods, shared tissue culture labs, air handling, gas supply, procurement of research supplies and hazardous waste disposal.

Coworking Space

The coworking area includes personal workstations, offices and a private conference room in addition to the infrastructure and amenities that we offer through our Startup Incubator Program.

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