Discovery Centers



An Open Innovation Initiative


Two laboratory spaces located in the Center for BioHealth and the Research and Education building are available to:

  • provide shared laboratory space for young researchers and clinical faculty members
  • make available supplemental instrumentation for researchers who don’t otherwise have access to critical capabilities
  • offer laboratory access to entrepreneurs and start-up companies enrolled in the Health Science Center’s Acceleration Lab Program.

A listing of the larger pieces of equipment present in each Center can be found in the table below. Details of the capabilities of some of these pieces can be found using the appropriate link in the navigation pane on the left of the page. However for more information or to discuss the specific capabilities of each lab as they might apply to your research needs, please feel free to contact the Discovery Center Manager who will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Katrina Gordon, PhD
Discovery Center Manager
Office of Research Development & Commercialization
Division of Research & Innovation
HSC at Fort Worth
3500 Camp Bowie
Boulevard, CBH-201
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 735-5127

Interested Health Science Center members can download access forms here. Web-based versions of these forms are also available and can be accessed and completed through this link. Once completed, these forms can be returned to the Discovery Center Manager in CBH-201 for review. Interested Companies can begin the process to access the Discovery Centers by joining the Health Science Center Acceleration Lab commercialization program by contacting or (817) 735-0582.

This facility has also been featured on TechTalk, an online radio talk show for Texas Technology Entrepreneurs. To listen to the show click here.

Equipment Present in Each Lab Space:

EAD 552
RES 123
Open-use nearby
Ohaus Pioneer PX224 analytical balance; Ohaus Navigator NV Benchtop Balance
Ohaus Pioneer PX224 analytical balance; Scout Pro
Biosafety Cabinet
Labconco Purifier Class II Biosafety Cabinet, 4ft
Eppendorf 5810R; Fisher Centrific 225; Sorvall Legend Micro 21
Beckman J2-21M; Thermo Sorvall Legend Micro 21R; Eppendorf 5424; VWR Galaxy mini
UVP GelSolo Gel Documentation System
Hot plate with stirrer and heating block
Hot plate with stirrer and heating block
Fisherbrand stacked CO2 incubators, Jouan IG050 stacked Water Jacketed incubators; Lauda RM6 Low Temperature Thermostat; Heratherm Drying Oven
Olympus 1X70- Digital imaging, Fluorescence, and Phase Contrast
Keyence AIO BXZ-X810 Inverted Fluorescence Microscope with incubation capabilities; Nikon Phase Contrast 2; Nikon Eclipse TE2000-U- Digital imaging, Fluorescence, and Differential Interference Contrast
BioRad MiniOpticon, Eppendorf Mastercycler Gradient, PCR Cabinet and Crosslinker
BioTek Synergy H1 with Take3 small volume plate
BiotTek Synergy HTX with Take 3 small volume plate
Double door cooler with alarm capable thermometer
Double door cooler with alarm capable thermometer
BioTek Synergy H1 with Take3 small volume plate
-20°C and -80°C with alarm capable thermometers
-20°C and -80°C with alarm capable thermometer
Bunsen Burner; Glassware; Microwave; single and multichannel pipettes; pH meter;  Pipet-aid; Vortex
Bunsen Burner; Glassware; Microwave; single channel pipettes; Transilluminator; pH meter, Pipet-aid; Vortex

A downloadable document containing a list of the available equipment in each lab which can be used for grant submission can be found here.