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Fostering new and innovative enterprises that add to the vibrancy of the capital city.

IdeaLabs: Lab Space for Small Businesses

Our IdeaLabs facility is the only ready-built leasable wet lab space available in Columbia.

Low-Cost Labs for South Carolina Businesses
We offer low-cost standard lab and wet lab space for small businesses in South Carolina, whether they're currently affiliated with the university or not. 

Lab Size
Our wet lab space ranges from 265 to approximately 600 square feet. The smaller labs offer attached office space as well. 

Tools & Equipment
Laboratories have standard gas lines, fume hoods and a reconfigurable bench space. 

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Win-Win Success Story

Who: Early IdeaLabs tenant Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems (IMCS)

Success: The company has grown into a multi-million dollar company with a large facility in the South Carolina Midlands. 

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