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Start-Up Accelerator and Biotech Incubator Space in Houston

Our JLABS @ TMC story:

Everything is bigger in Texas, and JLABS @ TMC is no exception. With over 34,000 square feet of common, wet lab, and office space, our Houston site boasts the largest JLABS footprint in the US.

Our portfolio is as diverse as our hometown, with companies hailing from five countries, and seven states. Not only are our companies diverse, but so are their technologies. The JLABS @ TMC portfolio spans the breadth of life sciences with companies focused on oncology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, turning Houston into the true third coast of innovation.

To help our medical device companies and partners in the TMCx cohort and BioDesign program innovate faster, we recently renovated a ~1,000-square foot concept lab into a full-scale prototyping space, which includes specialized software, electronics testing and assembly equipment, rapid fabrication and 3D printing capabilities.

JLABS @ TMC is already linking regional entrepreneurs to the global subject matter experts internally at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, including opportunities to discuss funding, access third-party services, attend educational events and meet with R&D experts from our medical device, consumer healthcare and Janssen pharmaceutical teams. Like all of our sites, JLABS @ TMC has an open innovation, no-strings attached approach.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation seeks to find the best science and technology, no matter where it is located, to solve the greatest unmet medical and healthcare needs of our time. As one of the top global biotechnology clusters, and home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, JLABS @ TMC plays a pivotal role in Houston’s flourishing life science hub. The JLABS model enables talented scientists in the region to take their innovations to the next level, furthering our goal of helping entrepreneurs advance science with the potential to become transformational solutions for patients.

JLABS @ TMC includes opportunities for BLUE KNIGHT™ residency. Blue Knight is a  joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The collaboration aims to stimulate the innovation and incubation of science and technologies that may improve health security and response by supporting  companies focused on public health threats and emerging infectious diseases. Learn more about Blue Knight.

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2450 Holcombe Blvd
Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

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Key equipment

Every JLABS location features state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment—what new resident companies need to get up and running on day one.

This capital efficient model takes the time and investment needed for laboratory space out of the equation, eliminating the normal setup typically required of a start-up. We even provide training on equipment like 3D printers, UPLCs, FPLCs, FACs, among others.

  • Cell Culture Labs (BS1 and BSL2):

    Biosafety Cabinets, Incubators, Shakers, Centrifuges, Microscopes

  • Chemistry Labs:

    Fume Hoods, HPLC, LCMS, Lyophilizer

  • Core Laboratory Facilities:

    Autoclave, Glass Wash, Dry and Wet Ice, Milli-Q Water, Cold Storage

  • Common Research Laboratories:

    PRC/qPCR, Thermocyclers, Plate Reader, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Microscopy, BioProcess Systems

  • Common Prototyping Lab:

    3-D Printers, Electronic Testing & Assembly, Laser Cutting


Office space

When you're not in the lab, and need to care of business needs, we have you covered.

  • Private Offices

  • Shared and Coworking space

  • Conference Rooms

Photos of our Houston biotech start-up space

Learn about our other lab spaces:


JLABS @ San Diego  

JLABS @ Washington, D.C.