The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on 600 research studies. Our investigators are academically affiliated with UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including: grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.

by the Numbers

  • 100+ internationally recognized research groups
  • 600 ongoing research projects
  • 150 grants from federal sources (NIH and DoD) support our researchers
  • 500+ peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical and scientific journals annually
  • 200 patents and 15 new filings annually
  • 14 companies spun off in the past 12 years to bring The Lundquist Institute discoveries to the bedside


  • The Lundquist Institute is one of the foremost independent, non-profit research institutes in the U.S.
  • You have likely benefited at some point in your life from innovations by The Lundquist Institute.
    • We developed the training for (and coined the term) "Paramedics"
    • The profession of Nurse Practitioner had its beginning on our campus
  • We have generated new paradigms, diagnostics, therapies, and devices, in use all over the world.
  • We take on the challenge of devising treatments for debilitating and fatal rare inherited diseases.