Santa Fe incubator beefing up its bioscience capability

Albuquerque has been abuzz over the new BioScience Center in Uptown.

But Santa Fe, too, is diving into the world of high-tech bioscience.

The Santa Fe Business Incubator is in the midst of a $1.25 million expansion of the incubator to create the new BioScience Laboratory, where entrepreneurs will have access to specialized lab equipment to commercialize new life sciences technology.

The new project was made possible with a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The lab should be complete by spring.

“We are delighted to be able to build a shared BioScience Laboratory at the Santa Business Incubator to support the innovation and commercialization of bioscience technologies and help create new business and jobs in New Mexico,” said Marie Longserre, president and CEO of SFBI.

The Santa Fe Business Incubator supports a variety of new businesses in Santa Fe, and has helped to create more than 100 businesses.