One of the strategic initiatives of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is to catalyze the commercialization of intellectual property developed by its faculty, students, and staff. Towards this aim, the School has established a micro-incubation space for faculty-founded startup companies to further develop their technology or product.


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The UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation MicroIncubator is located on the second floor of Kerr Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. The facility is designed to support up to six startup companies and includes wet lab, desks, and shared office space.

The standard license for use has an initial term of one year with fees paid on a quarterly basis, and the opportunity to renew for one additional year, subject to availability. To accommodate the unique needs of each company, it is possible to adjust the length of occupancy on a per case basis.

Combined Lab & Office Space: 2301/2307 Kerr Hall

  • 8 lab benches
  • 2 fume hoods
  • 1 biosafety cabinet
  • 10 cubicles

Cell Culture Suite: 2323A Kerr Hall

  • 1 biosafety cabinet
  • 1 bench


  • Basic wired/wireless access to the UNC-CH network
  • Printer/Scanner/Copier access
  • Standard janitorial services (including laboratory waste management)
  • Autoclave use
  • Access to biosafety cabinets, fume hoods, cold room, and freezers

Access on a reservation basis to:

  • Private office space (2309 Kerr Hall)
  • Conference room
    • 15 person capacity
    • Projector and whiteboard equipped

In addition to the standard facilities and services provided for all companies in residence, equipment use agreements may be put in place to provide for the use of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy owned equipment for a fee.

Capture Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Initos Pharmaceuticals LLC
NeuroNano Pharma Inc.
Mucommune LLC

Please contact the Office of Entrepreneurial Development for information on available space.