The BioFoundry at NJII

The BioFoundry program exists to help promising early-stage ventures in biotechnology and innovative cell and gene therapies find a way forward.

Matching Innovators with Investors

Viable startups and scale-ups are matched with customized resources including capital, vetted talent, scale-up assets and mentoring. As those ventures mature, we help them secure the resources they need to grow and facilitate partnerships that lead to successful exits.

We operate with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program and are managed by the Biopharma division of NJII.

Our Partners

Why the NJII BioFoundry?

top NJ universities
in our network
made to date
square foot
state-of-the-art facility
year proven
track record

Services for Biotech Startups

  • Mentoring

  • Team building talent scouting

  • Access to the vast networks in the entrepreneurship ecosystem established

  • Cell and Gene Therapy Development cGMP Facility: from proof of concept to phase 3 clinical trials

  • Access to VentureLink co-working and lab bench space

  • Technical assistance in process development, scale-up and troubleshooting

  • An avenue to pitch technologies to investors, big pharma & potential partners

  • Access to NJIT’s Material Characterization Laboratory with 25 state of the art instruments

Investor Services

  • Early access to investment-ready startups and scale-ups within specialized focus areas.

  • We complete due diligence on all member companies prior to their acceptance into the BioFoundry, helping us act as an aggregator of high-potential startups.

  •  Our startups are based around the United States, positioning us as a lead aggregator of innovative companies outside of the biotech hotspots.

  •  Once identified, we work with the company to communicate their story, raise initial funds, and create a winning team.

  • Introductions made by us are ready for investment.

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