New Executive Director Appointed at St. Paul Life Science Incubator in the Twin Cities

From Children’s Minnesota to UEL: Meet the New Executive Director Driving Growth in Minnesota’s Life Sciences Industry

Brad Larmie, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the life sciences sector, has been appointed as the executive director of University Enterprise Labs (UEL), a nonprofit life science incubator located in St. Paul. The announcement was made on April 2, 2024.

In his new role, Larmie will oversee operations, investment strategy, programs, and partnerships for UEL’s 150,000-square-foot facility. With a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Children’s Minnesota, ChRi Laboratories, and Novartis, Larmie is excited to take UEL to the next level and contribute to Minnesota’s thriving life sciences ecosystem.

UEL offers laboratory spaces and scientific equipment for rent to companies in the biotech, medtech, tough tech, and agricultural tech fields. With over 35 wet labs for scientific research and development and 65 tenant companies currently working on projects ranging from medical devices to atmospheric carbon capture technology, UEL plays a vital role in advancing innovation in the life sciences industry.

Barbara Nelsen, Chair of the UEL Board expressed her excitement about Brad Larmie leading UEL into its next phase. She highlighted the organization’s ambitious goals to foster Minnesota’s next generation of life sciences companies and support economic growth in the Twin Cities. Nelsen stated that “Brad brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role,” adding that she is confident that he will be able to lead University Enterprise Labs into a new era of growth and success.”

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