Bio Innovation Hub

Helping early-stage biotechnology companies grow and thrive.

Supporting the biotechnology industry to accelerate research, development and commercialisation through access to laboratory facilities, research infrastructure and a knowledge ecosystem.

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A new hub for biotechnology innovation

La Trobe University’s Bio Innovation Hub is a newly refurbished building and purpose-built  laboratory and office facility to support the growth of early-stage biotechnology and agritechnology businesses. Designed for early-stage companies, access to PC2 laboratories and shared equipment enables you to focus your resources on research and development in a community of like-minded companies, leading academic researchers, a future workforce and world-class research infrastructure.

Critical infrastructure for industry


Located on Level 3 within La Trobe’s iconic Thomas Cherry building and within the core of the Bundoora campus. Adjacent to La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences including significant research platforms and support services.

PC2 Laboratories

Flexible design offering up to 12 private suites (20m2 – 60m2) and access to open plan benches within a PC2  certified facility.

Shared equipment

Access to suites containing shared general research equipment and centrifuges, microscopes, biological safety cabinets, CO2 incubators, autoclaves and cold storage

La Trobe Platforms

Access to La Trobe core research facilities and platform technologies. Access to La Trobe Stores and Library services.


Private office and hot-desking options, shared kitchen, break out and meeting rooms and secure storage.


Be part of an existing community of co-located biotechnology companies, academic researchers, and a future workforce.

La Trobe research platforms and facilities

We could not have been here without support from La Trobe. La Trobe has provided access to essential resources that would have been prohibitively expensive for a start-up company

Through the University’s talent we have ready access to certain skills and capabilities, which we can scale up and down as required

Tim Oldham

If we had moved into an autonomous space, we would have to buy everything. The fact that we can utilise the facilities and support services here is a godsend.

Mary-Anne Schmidt
Senior Research Officer,
Imunexus Therapeutics