Scientific Facilities

 

SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES

Life science entrepreneurs want access to high-quality scientific facilities. That’s one of the lessons we learned from our other incubators.

Resident companies can access a wide variety of essential equipment à la carte. Rent fridge or freezer space by the shelf or drawer. Reserve time by the hour in our laminar flow cell culture room. Pay for glasswash and autoclave services as you need them.

And then there’s our Fast-Track core facility with millions of dollars’ worth of equipment donated by partners including GE Healthcare and American Laboratory Trading. Check out the equipment below to see what’s available.

 

Lab Equipment

All
Cell Culture
Centrifuge
Chromatography
Electrophoresis
Flow Cytometry
Freezers & Fridges etc.
Microscope
Oven
PCR
Spectrophotometer
Surface Plasmon

Hot-Bench-Program

 
We have come a long way in lowering the cost and increasing the speed of life-science startups. It used to take 6-8 months and millions of dollars before a biotech company could do its first experiment. Now a company can move into QB3@953 with as little as $50-100K, gain access to state-of-the-art equipment, and get critical data in their first week!

Lowering the barriers to entry has allowed entrepreneurial scientists to turn their dreams into great companies, and allowed venture-back startups to go further and faster than ever before. But we are not yet satisfied – we want to continually fine new ways of reducing startup friction.

The ‘953 Hot-bench program is the next step in this effort. Why have a whole bench to do occasional experiments? Instead, you can cross the lab and use a clean fully-equipped bench – we supply an Axygen thermocycler, pipetteman, vortex, hot-plate, small centrifuge, and routine disposables.

  • Say you have three scientists, do you really need three benches? How often are they all there at the same time? Maybe it makes more sense to rent two benches and use a Hot-bench when you need it.
  • Have a visiting scientist that needs a short-term space to work?
  • Are we full (unfortunately that is the usual state of affairs) and you need to be able to expand? You can do the necessary experiments on the Hot-bench until another bench opens up.
  • Or do you want to do a few critical experiments while you are ramping up the company? Maybe a Hot-bench is all you need now.

In each of these cases the Hot-bench could be a perfect solution.

Use of the Hot-bench is $20/hour and members of the QB3@953 community can schedule time on our online calendaring system.

Upcoming Event

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    09:00-11:00
    03/01/2018
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