New Executive Director Appointed at St. Paul Life Science Incubator in the Twin Cities

University Enterprise Labs, a life science incubator nonprofit based in St. Paul, has appointed Brad Larmie as its new executive director. The announcement was made on April 2, 2024. In his role, Larmie will oversee operations, investment strategy, programs, and partnerships for the 150,000-square-foot facility.

Larmie brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Children’s Minnesota, ChRi Laboratories, and Novartis. He holds a degree in biological sciences and is excited to take University Enterprise Labs to the next level and contribute to Minnesota’s thriving life sciences ecosystem.

University Enterprise Labs offers laboratory spaces and scientific equipment for rent to companies in the biotech, medtech, tough tech, and agricultural tech fields. Since its establishment in 2005, the organization has supported more than 175 startup companies and currently hosts 65 tenant companies working on a variety of projects.

Barbara Nelsen, Chair of the UEL Board, expressed her excitement about Larmie leading University Enterprise Labs 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. With over 35 wet, dry, and clinical labs for scientific research and development, University Enterprise Labs is located at 1000 Westgate Drive in St. Paul.

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.

By Samantha Johnson

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