Client Resources

There will be no exaggeration to say that the 7.5 years spent at the Sid Martin have been extremely important and even formative for me as a chemical entrepreneur. It was definitely one of the best periods of my life.”

– Dr. Alexander Oliferenko, CEO of EigenChem Technologies


Sid Martin Biotech is located in Alachua, Florida – a 204-acre research park 20 minutes north of UF’s Gainesville campus. We offer flexible, one-year leasing terms to resident clients, and access to equipment/expertise for our affiliate clients. Our complex includes a wet lab/office building, small animal facility, large animal facility, and two climate-controlled greenhouses. We have small and large labs which are all equipped with chemical fume hoods and BSL-2 bio-safety cabinets. Most of the labs have internal offices and exterior windows. We provide over $1.5 million of shared scientific equipment.

Facility Basics

  • 40,000 sq. ft. Biosafety Level II lab/office facility
  • After-hours card access with electronic monitoring for resident clients
  • Private, secured labs from 470 – 1,000 sq. ft.; individual office space available
  • Labs have fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets or clean benches, DI water, vacuum, gas
  • Ultra-low temperature freezer room (generator back-up with separate HVAC)
  • 8,000 sq. ft. small animal facility
  • 21,000 sq. ft. large animal facility
  • 2 climate-controlled greenhouses with mudroom, seedling growth chamber & hotroom

Scientific Support Includes

Building Specifications

  • Construction type:  roof construction/wall construction – floors are concrete with tile; walls are engineered metal with insulated siding (composite metal); roof is steel with foam insulation and roll fiberglass asphalt roofing; steel support throughout the building; inside walls are sheetrock
  • Loading dock, sprinkler system, keycard security with cameras
  • Negative pressure “wet” labs with 12’ ceilings
  • Chemical fume hood in all labs, certified annually
  • BSL-2 Bio-safety cabinets in all labs, certified annually
  • Single-pass air in lab areas with 12x per hour air exchange
  • 110v to 480v 3-phase electrical service
  • 270 kW natural gas generator backup for dedicated circuits
  • In-house air, vacuum, gas to labs
  • In-house DI water to all labs, monitored daily
  • Ultra pure water in central location
  • Autoclaves (3) – installed large wall unit, floor model, bench top
  • Radiation work accommodated
  • 73 parking spaces, 4 of these handicapped
  • Conference room (seats 12-15) & Training Room (seats up to 30)

Business Support

Here at UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech, we provide a quality, high-tech environment for biotech/biomedical startups. Our programs include assistance with composing business plans, perfecting marketing plans and developing sales plans. We can introduce your company to our outstanding network of investors, experienced entrepreneurs and mentors/advisors to advance your growth in the industry. In addition, we have an excellent group of sponsors and service providers who give discounted priority service to our clients.  We save you time and expense with shared conference room/training room space, low-cost printing and copying services, high speed Internet and access to UF Libraries. Sid Martin Biotech is a secure access facility; we screen visitors to protect clients and their research, and offer 24-hour access to our resident clients.

Other services include scientific vendor shows, “tech talks” and lunch and learns. These sessions, featuring experienced entrepreneurs, researchers, lawyers and speakers, aim to give companies tools for the next phase of growth and development. We have a board of advisors who can provide candid guidance and expertise to help your company advance beyond the incubation phase. We conduct annual reviews of your business to assist you in reaching your goals. Our clients benefit from the Sid Martin facility by receiving top-notch assistance from the Sid Martin staff and management, access to contacts in the Sid Martin network and unlimited free coffee at our coffee bar.

Laboratory Support

Sid Martin Biotech provides shared scientific equipment to our clients and affiliates, so you can advance your research without spending funds on expensive specialized items. From the SpectraMax M5 Spectrophotometer to the Elga PURELAB ultra water purification system, our labs are a scientist’s dream. We have multiple sizes of autoclaves and various models of centrifuges and ultracentrifuges. Sid Martin is equipped with several walk-in cold rooms and ultra-low temperature freezers for your use. We provide biohazardous waste disposal services and, through our lab manager, provide training on the use of our equipment along with support/advisement.View the comprehensive listing of equipment we offer our tenants.

For Clients

Reserve a Conference Room

Need to reserve a conference room? Request a booking

Get Online

Your device must be registered for Internet access at Sid Martin. Wireless and wired (Ethernet) devices are supported. Please visit UF Wireless Onboarding or UF Computing Help Desk to register your device. NOTE: Routers and server equipment are prohibited on our network.

Need help? Contact the UF Computing Help Desk.

Print to Our Xerox Copier

  1. Visit the Xerox AltaLink C8035 downloads page.  This link will open in a new tab, then proceed with the steps below.
  2. In the Associated Product list, choose Built-in Controller.
    In the Operating System list, select your OS version.
  3. A list of drivers will appear:
    For PC, choose Xerox Global Print Driver then Install from Web from the next page.
    For Mac, choose Mac OS Common Print Driver Installer.
  4. Scroll down and click Accept. You will be prompted to save the file.
  5. Run the installer and click I Agree.  **Screenshots below are from Windows but also apply to MacOS. 
  6. Look for smb-xerox-c8035.  Select it and click Next.  If the copier doesn’t appear, search for it via IP address. 
  7. Leave the default settings and click Install
  8. Once installation is complete, select Print A Test Page then click Finish.  You will be prompted for a User ID (after step 9) to submit the print job.  This is the same “copier code” assigned to your company. 
  9. No need to submit a product registration. 
  10. Enter your 4-digit copier code when prompted and click OK.  If successful, your test page will be waiting in mail room 125.  For further assistance or to retrieve your company’s copier code, please see the front desk. 

Find my MAC Address

Your device’s MAC address is required for us to complete your registration.  It’s also referred to as a “physical address” and is comprised of 12 alphanumeric digits (for example, 1a-2b-3c-45-67-89).  Be sure to copy the MAC address that applies to your connection type:  wireless or wired (Ethernet).  The value is different for each.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start and open the Control Panel
  2. Select Network and Internet and then Network and Sharing Center
  3. Select Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection
  4. In the window that appears, click Details. See the Physical Address field.

Windows 8 / 10

  1. Press the Windows button on your keyboard
  2. A window will appear. Type ‘cmd‘ (no quotes) and press enter.
  3. Type ‘ipconfig/all
  4. Scroll up and locate the adapter you wish to use (e.g. Ethernet or Wireless adapter)
  5. See the Physical Address entry for that adapter


  1. From the Apple Menu (top left icon), select System Preferences
  2. Click on Network
  3. Select the connection you wish to use on the left (e.g. Wi-Fi) and click Advanced
  4. Click the Hardware tab on the top right
  5. See MAC address field

Linux 10.10.x+

  1. Right click on the network arrows and select Edit Connections
  2. In Network Connections, select your Ethernet or wireless adapter and click Edit
  3. The Device MAC address shows the MAC address


  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap About
  4. See Wi-Fi Address field


  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Wi-Fi
  3. Tap MORE
  4. Tap Advanced
  5. See MAC address field

Scientific Equipment List

See our Scientific Equipment List to see what we have to offer. 

Additional Resources


The UF GatorPerks discount program provides exclusive discounts for UF faculty and staff, and many perks also apply to Sid Martin clients. Save at various businesses and retailers. Most vendors want to see your UF Gator 1 card, others may want you to print out a coupon or enter a discount code on their website. Learn what discounts are available on the UFHR website.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low-cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Pinterest and Dropbox, have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and quickly scale. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS, and it includes a $10,000 credit you can use in your first two years with the service.

To sign up go to:

The front desk has our organization ID. Please DO NOT share this ID with anyone else in or outside of Sid Martin (as Amazon checks to make sure everything is legitimately through UF Innovate). is an online video library with thousands of courses, taught by recognized experts who are passionate, effective teachers. Learn new skills, find answers, and explore hobbies in design, video, audio, business, development, photography, and more. As a client of Sid Martin, you simply log in to the link at with your Gatorlink credentials.

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)

ICBR’s mission is to enable, strengthen and energize all aspects of molecular life science research at the University of Florida by teaching theory, techniques and applications of modern molecular research. ICBR provides a wide range of biotechnology services from laboratory training to testing services. For more information and a full list of services, please visit:

UF Research Computing – HiPerGator (UF’s Supercomputer) & other “Big Data” Computing

Research Computing provides hardware and software services to the UF research community. Its efforts are focused on activities that depend on large-scale computing activities such as high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, and large data sets. For more information and a full list of services, please visit:

Progress Park Foreign Trade Zone

Companies located in Progress Park may apply for Foreign Trade Zone 064 status through JAXPORT. The company’s direct imports would be treated as if they remain in a foreign country and they not pay U.S. import duties. FTZs help customers trim cash flow. They allow companies to defer payment of import duties until they sell goods to U.S. buyers outside the zone. Or they can skip duties completely if the goods are re-exported.

Alachua County Startup Ecosystem Map

This Google map includes startups, incubators, entrepreneurial support organizations, commercial space and investment groups in Alachua County. If you have any questions or edits, please contact Elliott Welker –