Local leaders and luminaries gathered at California State University Los Angeles on Friday, April 14, to celebrate the opening of the Rongxiang Xu Bioscience Innovation Center. 

The center will be the new home of LA BioSpace, a facility that will serve as an incubator for scientists and entrepreneurs to bring their scientific discoveries to life with job-creating businesses, with the goal of bolstering the bioscience ecosystem in Los Angeles.

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The Center was made possible by a donation from National Rongxiang Xu Foundation — the largest in CSULA’s history, leading to the first named college at CSULA.

Rongxiang Xu, who passed away in 2015, was a surgeon, scientist, humanitarian and inventor, whose innovations led to treatments for pain and outcomes for countless burn patients.

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Rongxiang Xu. Photo courtesy Cal State University Los Angeles Magazine

“To heal patients and eliminate their suffering was my father’s greatest dream,” said Kevin Xu, a business leader and son of Rongxiang Xu, in a statement to Cal State University Los Angeles Magazine.

The custom built 20,000 square-foot facility sits on south end of the university campus, and features offices, conference spaces and laboratories.


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