Use our lab space to drive your productive experimental work.

MCA Innovation Center has both dry lab and wet lab space, with access to shared lab services. For biomedical focused labs, we’ll handle your lab safety needs, including appropriate waste removal and disposal.

With state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, the MCA Innovation Center is the ideal place for new companies and early-stage technology entrepreneurs to start and grow in El Paso. We have the technology infrastructure you need for a hassle-free move out of a university lab into a well-equipped space.

Equipment

Our lab equipment includes a cryostorage freezer, fume hoods, a refrigerated centrifuge, a sterilizer, and a -86 ultra low freezer. You’ll also have access to technology such as 3D printing and a furnace for curing plastic.

Leasing

Leasing options include open benches as well as private wet and dry lab spaces. We will handle your lab safety needs, including lab-safety training, waste removal and appropriate disposal. View Levels

Safety

Safety is of paramount importance in our Bio Safety Level 2 facilities. No animal research projects will be accepted. Our Laboratory Safety Program was developed in collaboration with Inspirion Biosciences, a firm from Maryland that specializes in multi-tenant lab buildings. Elements include having an Environmental Health and Safety Officer; forming a lab safety committee; creating a lab Compliance Manual; initial and ongoing training;  an auditing and monitoring plan; methods of communicating problems and non-retaliation policy; disciplinary measures for violations; corrective action planning and implementation.

Lab Equipment

  • CO2 Regulators
  • Cryostorage Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Electronic Lab Balance
  • Freezer
  • Fume Hood - Radioisotope
  • Fume Hoods
  • Lab Incubator
  • Liquid Nitrogen Cylinder
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety Cabinet - Acid Storage
  • Safety Cabinet - Flammable Storage
  • Safety Cabinet - Flammable Storage 45Gal
  • Safety Cabinet -Biological Class II (A2)
  • Safety Cabinet -Biological Class II (B1)
  • Safety Cabinet -Biological Class II (B1)
  • Sterilizer
  • Thermocycler (PCR)
  • Ultra Low Freezer (-86)
  • Ultra Pure Ice Maker
  • Ultra-Pure Water System
  • Under Counter Lab Refrigerator (2)
  • Use of compressed gas cylinders
  • Wire shelving

Lab Leasing Levels

Membership benefits included in all lab leasing levels:

  • 24/7 facility access
  • Company Logo on Cardwell Collaborative marketing
  • One hour per month, on-site start-up business consulting (by appointment)
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Unlimited use of small conference rooms
  • Use of large conference (up to 4 hrs; reservation required)
  • Use of Lab Collaboration space
  • Use of Personal Locker (subject to availability)
  • Use of Break Area
  • B&W and Color Printing and Scanner (3 cents per page B&W, 7 cents per page Color)
  • Parking and Bike Rack
  • Access card entry
  • Video surveillance
  • Water Fountain w refill station
  • Janitorial services
  • 24/7/365 security guards

Open Lab Bench

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All the amenities of Membership PLUS:

  • Exclusive use of a wet or dry lab bench with lockable, personal storage
  • Shared use of all lab equipment. (subject to availability)
  • 1 meeting in large conference room per month (up to 4 hrs; reservation required)
We offer competitive lease rates. Contact us today for pricing.

Private Wet Lab

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All the amenities of Membership PLUS:

  • Lockable, exclusive wet lab
  • Private Lab bench, sink, eyewash station, specialized lab equipment (depending on lab)
  • Dedicated Post Office Box
  • 4 meetings in large conference room per month (up to 4 hrs; reservation required)
We offer competitive lease rates. Contact us today for pricing.

Private Dry Lab

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All the benefits of membership PLUS:

  • Spacious, limited-access, exclusive dry lab
  • Private Lab benches, sink, eyewash station, specialized lab equipment (dep on lab*)
  • Labs 1,3,5 have dual ingress/egress
  • Anti-static work stations
  • Snorkel Exhaust System
  • Ceiling Vacuum, Electrical and data hookups
  • Dedicated Post Office Box
  • 4 meetings in large conference room per month (up to 4 hrs; reservation required)
We offer competitive lease rates. Contact us today for pricing.

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Come and tour the MCA experience for yourself and see what we can do together. Tours are scheduled every 3rd of the month or by appointment.

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