Abegale Flores Colmenar Promoted To Site Director At BioLabs San Diego; Nominated for Top Tech Executive Award in 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioLabs San Diego, part of a national network of coworking facilities designed to help science-based startups go further faster on limited capital investment, has promoted Abegale Flores Colmenar to site director. Susie Harborth, cofounder and managing director of BioLabs San Diego, made the announcement in a memo to coworkers and friends yesterday.

“Abegale has been with BioLabs San Diego since the inception, and thanks to her dedication and hard work, we reached our capacity goals within 12 months of launching our first Southern California site,” said Harborth. “Under her leadership, the San Diego site will continue to foster the spirit of collaboration as a hub of innovation, enabling further growth.”

Colmenar joined BioLabs San Diego in 2016 as operations director after spending more than 15 years managing executive suites throughout Southern California. Prior to her position with BioLabs, Colmenar launched multiple sites for Regus PLC, where she spent several years as a property manager. 

As site director, Colmenar will lead the day-to-day operations, helping to shape BioLab San Diego’s unique culture.

“Entrepreneurs, and especially those running life-science startups, have a different kind of hustle and grit. That type of energy is contagious and it’s inspiring to work with such passionate people,” commented Colmenar. “Susie Harborth has been my mentor, so it’s an honor for me to continue paving the amazing path that she and her BioLabs cofounders have created to help early-stage companies become successful. They have created a premium offering that has disrupted the way biotech companies are launching. As a native San Diegan I’m even more compelled to support our life-science ecosystem. With the help of my strong lab and operations team, my goal now is to help grow BioLabs − beyond San Diego through Southern California.” 

Colmenar's achievements will be recognized on May 10, 2018, as a Top Tech Execs San Diego nominee, at an event to be held at The Paddock at Del Mar Fairgrounds.  

About BioLabs & BioLabs San Diego (www.BioLabs.io twitter: @BioLabsHQ @BioLabsSD)

A membership-based network of shared laboratory facilities located in key cities with proven biotech innovation clusters, BioLabs offers beautifully designed coworking environments that pair fully equipped and supported lab, office, and event spaces with relevant programming and unparalleled access to capital and industry partners. These fertile, supportive ecosystems allow young companies to shift their focus from startup operations to experimentation and innovation so they can reach their scientific potential quickly and achieve business success. Companies can start with a single lab bench and scale up as they grow. The expanding BioLabs network now comprises sites in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; Durham, North Carolina; San Diego and San Francisco, California; New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. 


Abegale Flores Colmenar, Newly Promoted Site Director of BioLabs San Diego. Colmenar will oversee day-to-day operations, while guiding the definition and direction of the shared laboratory workspace for high-potential life-science startups, part of the national BioLabs network. Located strategically at 10210 Campus Point Drive, BioLabs San Diego offers everything emerging life sciences companies need to transform their business from early-stage concept to commercial-stage success:
• Flexible; start with a single bench and scale up as you grow 
• 24/7 lab & office space conference rooms
• Cafe (coffee+healthy snacks) and community spaces including access to gym, day lockers and swimming pool
• Lab equipment including: qPCR, HPLC, freezers, fume hoods, plate readers, centrifuges, microscopes, scales and more
• Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) support as well as chemical-waste storage and hazardous-waste handling and removal
• Centralized and group purchasing along with shipping- and-receiving support
• On-site concierge, scientific support, & event staff
• Access to exclusive member events from social hours to seminars & fireside chats
• Biocom membership
• Capital connections
• Mentoring & seminars

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