Speaker Profile

Ph.D., General Manager, MBC BioLabs

Doug’s goal is to help entrepreneurial scientists create successful startups. He founded and manages MBC BioLabs, which has transformed the time and cost required to build a life-science company. By renting space as small as a single bench in fully equipped labs, MBC BioLabs allows companies to generate data on day one, not year one. This winning model has helped entrepreneurs launch and grow 167 companies – and these companies have gone on to raise over $4B! MBC BioLabs has labs in San Francisco and San Carlos and in March a third site will be added – a brand new 30,000 sf building in San Carlos. In addition to great facilities, MBC BioLabs has a lively environment with seminars, social events, partnerships that include JLabs, AbbVie, Celgene, Nitto, Amgen, and a built-in VC, Mission Bay Capital, for which Doug is the Managing Director.

Academic & Commercial Accelerators Showcase:
MBC BioLabs

MBC BioLabs is the premier biotech incubator in the Bay Area and we lower the barriers to entry, minimize the start-up hurdles and provide a launchpad to take theories from hypothesis to data. With state-of-the art equipment, a vibrant community and a la carte business services, we enable and empower entrepreneurial scientists to run their lab fast, frugal, and focused.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

Accelerators play a vital role in biomedical and digital health startups, providing advice, direction, resources, industry connections and funding required to start bringing their product visions to market. This Showcase will feature leading academic initiatives that train aspiring medical technology innovators and commercial accelerators that help scientists create radically innovative companies, as well as selected successful startups.