Adjuvance Technologies, Inc. to Locate at NIC
Nebraska Innovation Campus (www.innovate.unl.edu) has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said Adjuvance Technologies Inc. will move into Biotech Connector space on the campus this summer.
Adjuvance, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, empowers health through fundamental breakthroughs in vaccine adjuvant design and manufacturing. Adjuvants are critical components that are added to many vaccines to improve the immune response. Dr. Tyler Martin, a Hebron native, Silicon Valley veteran, and the CEO of Adjuvance, recently received a $1.5 million dollar Phase 2 NIH SBIR grant. This grant will allow the Adjuvance team to complete the testing needed to move their products into clinical trials.
Martin said expanding the footprint of Adjuvance to include space in the Biotech Connector is critical to the company’s success. Without the wet lab facilities in the Biotech Connector, Martin would have looked outside of Lincoln for expansion.
The Biotech Connector is a collaboration between Nebraska Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Invest Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Bio Nebraska. The space features vertically and horizontally integrated programs designed to provide budding innovators and entrepreneurs with access to the physical resources and soft skills training needed to spark additional biotechnology firm progress in the state
NIC is a research campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the university and private sector businesses. At full build-out, NIC will be a 2.2-million square-foot campus with uniquely designed buildings and amenities that inspire creative activity and engagement, transforming ideas into global innovation. For more information, visit www.innovate.unl.edu.
Tetrad Property Group is the private sector development partner for NIC. Tetrad provides a full range of development services for the campus, including master planning, construction management, leasing and property management. For more information, visit www.tetradpropertygroup.com.