Alachua, FL

Space to Grow in One of Florida’s Largest Biotech Clusters

Momentum Labs, a graduate biotech hub in Alachua, Florida offers a flexible landing spot for science entrepreneurs to continue scaling their companies. Momentum boasts 55,000 square feet of graduate lab suites with private offices, cutting-edge shared equipment, coworking space, and specialized amenities.

Focused on helping growing biotech companies keep their momentum, members gain access to concierge-level services, tailored programming, lab management support, a nationwide network of resources, perks, and connections to capital.

THE PROGRESS DISTRICT

Florida’s Backyard for Biotech

The Progress District is an impressive setting for many bioscience and other related companies attracted to the vitality of the area. Boasting 850 acres, 44 companies, and over 1,000 employees, the district is one of the largest clusters of biotech companies in the state of Florida.

Home to established Fortune 500 companies, the district is a destination spot for emerging biotech companies looking for ample opportunities for collaboration and resources. The six-region district will focus on providing life-science companies with a modern research community rich in entertainment, retail, and commercial opportunities, as well as connection to nature.

Life Sciences in Florida: Fast Facts

1,571

life science establishments

$429M+

in NIH funding in 2021

$1.4B

annual life sciences R&D spending by Florida universities

104

life science companies in North Florida

#2

largest pharmaceuticals and medicine manufacturing industry

#2

for medical device manufacturing

#4

in clinical trials initiated among states

#5

for biotech R&D facilities

Amenities

  • BSL2 permitted and licensed labs.
  • Turnkey lab suites – keep your momentum going with move-in ready lab suites laid out to your specifications.
  • Unmetered access to shared resources and equipment like autoclaves, cold storage, qPCR, flow cytometry, microscopy, and more.
  • Remote Temperature tracking and emergency power for sensitive equipment.
  • Access to cutting-edge shared equipment suites with the latest and greatest technology from Thermo Fisher.
  • Professional amenities include lab coats, safety glasses, lab management support, and more.
  • Full environmental health and safety support for waste disposal, safety training for your employees and incident response planning.

Services

TAILORED PROGRAMMING

Educational and social events hosted by our network of sponsors and business leaders in the biotech community.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Access to a nationwide network of leading entrepreneurs, top service providers, life science groups, and capital connections.

CONCIERGE-LEVEL SERVICE

Including prepping conference rooms for meetings, welcoming your guests, mail services, room bookings, event planning support, and more.

PROCUREMENT RESOURCES

Simplify the purchasing process and gain access to discounts from top life science vendors and receive support with shipping and receiving services.

Facilities

  • 2 levels of graduate suites (labs + private offices)
  • 2/1,000 SF parking available
  • 2 loading bays
  • Collaborative workspace, conference rooms & phone rooms
  • Kitchen space
  • Outdoor patio area
  • Phone rooms
  • Wellness room + lockers/showers
  • Common support labs





Equipment






Benchtop refrigerated centrifuge

Floor model ultracentrifuge (with various rotors)

Microcentrifuge

Microscopes

Freeze dryer

Incubator floor model

Incubator bench top

NanoPure water filtration

Meet the Team

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Brian Crawford

President & CEO

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Jeremy Scheer

Executive Vice President

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Kyla Frye

Director of Science + Technology Ecosystems

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Mark Long

Strategic Advisor

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Merrie Shaw

Strategic Advisor

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Event Calendar

Momentum holds educational and networking events to advance the biotech community. Save your place by registering below.

Latest Past Events

BioBash at Progress District

13707 Progress Blvd 13707 Progress Blvd, Alachua

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Momentum Labs | Alachua FL and Thermo Fisher Scientific are joining forces with Concept Companies, the City of Alachua and UF Innovate | Accelerate to celebrate the advancements of life science entrepreneurs and […]

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