Source: Press Release  |  August 16, 2023


Wexford Science & Technology, LLC today announced that three additional companies have moved into Connect Labs by Wexford PHX, as Phoenix’s premier flexible lab and innovation community, located on the Phoenix Biosciences Core, continues to grow.

Exodigm, Crystal Sonic and Medi Life have all moved into Connect Labs in recent weeks, occupying dynamic lab and office space as they continue to scale their companies.

  • ExoDigm Biosciences is an Arizona State University spinout developing a biologically inspired amphiphilic DNA nanodevice for sensing membrane-enclosed RNA molecules without cell lysis, RNA extraction, or PCR amplification.
  • Crystal Sonic is an Arizona State University spinout that supports next generation semiconductor manufacturers in reducing waste and cost by enabling thin device lift-off and substrate re-use.
  • Medi Life Healthcare Solutions is a medical device manufacturer and a full service domestic medical supply chain with a focus on R&D and quality control.

“We’re excited to join the Connect Labs by Wexford community as we continue to grow our business from our roots at ASU,” said Arno Merkle, CEO and Co-founder of Crystal Sonic. “This is a high-quality lab and support environment where we can continue our mission while also learning from and building relationships with other founders, entrepreneurs and scientists.”

Located in 850 PBC, Connect Labs by Wexford offers 35,000 square feet of private and secure lab and office space with concierge reception and lab management, access to conference rooms, a fully stocked breakroom, community events, access to and training for core lab equipment in partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific, discounts on lab equipment, consumables and preferred vendor services, and introductions to vetted service providers and advisors. The space includes move-in ready labs ranging from 250 to 6,000 square feet, and office suites that range from single desks up to 12-desk team office layouts.

Additional companies located in Connect Labs include ElectraTect, a Phoenix-based startup developing a breathalyzer for THC; BacVax, a University of Arizona spinout developing a bacterial vaccine; and Regenesis Biomedical, a Scottsdale-based company developing non-drug pain treatments.

“The continued interest in Connect Labs by Wexford from a wide range of life science and advanced technology companies demonstrates the need for high-quality flexible lab and office space that brings together entrepreneurs and scientists into a cohesive and collaborative community,” said Kyle Jardine, vice president for Wexford Science and Technology. “We’re excited to welcome ExoDigm, Crystal Sonic, and Medi Life to the Connect Labs and PBC ecosystem.”

To learn more about Connect Labs by Wexford, please visit For additional information on 850 PBC or to schedule a tour, please contact Kyle Jardine, Wexford’s Phoenix Market Executive at ([email protected]).


Connect Labs by Wexford Facts & Features


Located on the 5th floor of 850 PBC, Wexford Science & Technology’s first building on the Phoenix Bioscience Core.


  • 34,500 SF of flexible lab, office, lab support, and convening spaces
  • 25 private and secured labs range from 250 SF to 8,000 SF but can be adjoining or connected to create various sized suites as needed.
  • 35 private and secured office suites from single desk to 12 desk team offices.
  • At capacity, Connect Labs can house 20-25 companies
  • About 100+ researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs will call Connect Labs home

Community Benefits:

  • Private and furnished secure labs and office space specifically designed to meet the rigorous needs of growing life science companies.
  • Accommodates a variety of uses including biodesign, medical device, drug development, clean tech, and bioengineering
  • Full-service amenities such as shared lab equipment; utilities; common break room and lounge; and basic office materials, snacks, and drinks
  • Programmed weekly networking and educational events
  • Access to common laboratory equipment and discounts on lab equipment, consumables, and preferred vendor services
  • Onsite Lab Tech for lab support and training
  • Collaboration opportunities with companies and PBC academic units