Pebble Labs is looking to purchase NMC building. Pebble Labs, a New Mexico Consortium (NMC) start-up company, is quickly growing, and more research space is greatly needed. Currently, there is a deal in the works for the NMC to sell their Biolab building located in Entrada Business Park to Pebble Labs, while the NMC plans to build an entirely new biological research lab building.
Designs are being made for a new location for the NMC next to the Los Alamos Research Park, located across from the Omega Bridge. The new biological laboratory will be similar in size and will also have a research greenhouse attached.
The LACDC leases the 44-acre land from the Department of Energy. Once built, the New Mexico Consortium plans to relocate to the new 76,000-square foot building, and will share this space with other tenants. The project and move is expected to take about two years.
Chief science officer of Pebble Labs, Richard Sayre states, “The NMC environment really made this possible because it gave us access to not only great facilities, but to equipment, so we didn’t have to invest in equipment the NMC already owned. That allowed us to grow very fast.” The mission of Pebble Labs is to develop breakthrough disruptive technologies that address the greatest agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental challenges facing the globe. This company is made up of three smaller companies, Mermaid Bio, Iron Leaf and Benchworks.
These exciting plans will mean that Pebble Labs, a successful and growing company, will stay here in Los Alamos bringing jobs to the area, while the NMC also will continue to expand and succeed in the new research laboratory building.
To read more about these exciting plans, see the LA Monitor article: Pebble Labs to buy New Mexico Consortium Building.