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TechPortal Orange

TechPortal Orange at UC Irvine Medical Center is the first clinically-oriented biomedical incubator facility in Southern California.

Located in Shanbrom Hall on the Medical Center campus of UC Irvine, the facility is under the auspices of the UC Irvine School of Medicine, and overseen by Executive Director Jacob Levin, PhD, Medical Director Jaime Landman, MD, and Managing Director Randal Berg, MBA, PhD. It encompasses 2,400 square feet of equipped wet laboratory space and 750 square feet of furnished office space that is available for lease to startup or established companies seeking opportunities in a research-oriented medical center campus. A brochure and downloadable applications are available.

Available facilities

TechPortal Orange provides prime location laboratory and office space. Facilities and resources potentially available to clients through the UC Irvine Medical Center include the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical pathology (CLIA lab), human tissue samples and essential equipment for biomedical research and surgical education.

In addition, clients have facilitated access to vivarium and animal surgery facilities, upon appropriate regulatory approval, including existing and expedited protocol approvals.

UC Irvine clinical faculty and research scientists are readily available as collaborators or consultants through any stage of the research and development process.

The Goal: Incubate Startups

UC Irvine School of Medicine established TechPortal Orange to address its mission of technology transfer and to accelerate the development of translational research into clinical applications.

The primary goal of TechPortal Orange is to incubate startup companies that are based on UC Irvine intellectual property. The secondary goal is to host external companies, to enable and foster their interactions with UC Irvine faculty and staff. These collaborations will aim to apply the facilities, resources and intellectual capital resident at UC Irvine to help develop devices, products and therapeutics into clinically applicable solutions to medical problems.

Resources and Services

  • Shared resources, basic laboratory, surgical and high-end equipment
  • Surgical Simulation Center
  • Surgical education facilities
  • Biological material usage protocols, biohazard use and waste disposal
  • Vivarium and IACUC-approved animal use protocols
  • IRB-approved protocols and human samples
  • Pathology and CLIA diagnostic molecular pathology laboratories
  • Manufacturing and prototyping facilities and resources
  • Mentoring, support and networking opportunities
  • Business plan preparation and strategy assistance
  • UC Irvine intellectual capital and consultants
For further information contact:

Randal Berg, MBA, PhD.
Managing Director, TechPortal Orange
School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
Room 201, Shanbrom Hall (Building 55)
101 The City Drive, Orange CA, 92868
Phone 949-824-1709

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