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.

Eshelman Institute for Innovation MicroIncubator

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.

  • Cold Storage (Refrigerators/Freezers)
  • Cell Culture Suites (Kerr 2323A, 2323C)
  • Combined Lab & Office Space
  • Lab Equipment (available for lease)


  • Standard Housekeeping Services (including laboratory waste management)
  • Biohazard Waste Services
  • Cold Room and Autoclave Access
  • Basic Wired/Wireless Access to UNC-Chaple Hill Network
  • Printer/Scanner/Copier Access
  • Mailbox
  • Conference Room

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.

  • Mucommune
  • OncoTrap
  • OstreaBio

Please contact a member of the Entrepreneurial Development team for information on available space.