Take Root and Keep On Growing

Every aspect of MBC BioLabs is intentionally designed to enable you to launch your biotech quickly, with the space flexibility to grow from 1 to 20 scientists.

Our second
San Francisco location!

28,454 SF

Opening August 2023 | SAN FRANCISCO

Introducing our newest addition.

MBC BioLabs will officially open its fourth facility on August 1, 2023 at 135 Mississippi Street in San Francisco. Located only a block from the UCSF Mission Bay campus, this facility will be home to ~40 early-stage biotech companies on a mission to change the world.
For more information about the facility, please contact: linda.eng@mbcbiolabs.com

Cultivate Your Startup in a Unified R&D Ecosystem.

At MBC BioLabs, we take care of the maintenance, upkeep, and logistics so you can obsess over the science and nothing else. Our model is designed to eliminate the stress and complexity of launching and growing an idea by bringing innovators together in a vibrant, unified ecosystem consisting of:

  • beautiful lab space, offices, conference rooms, and community spaces
  • state-of-the-art core equipment
  • a ready network of resident and alumni CEO mentors
  • dedicated partners—leading pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, and investors—that spark opportunities

Our labs are operated by a highly seasoned group of entpreneurs and investors who are ready to help resident entrepreneurs with introductions and advice.

How It Works

Rent a bench and get to work.
(We handle the rest.)

Everything at MBC BioLabs is designed to help you stay focused on advancing your science with minimal distractions. We want to help you start getting data in your first week. Actually, we’ll bring you a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne if you do an experiment your first day!

How do we do this:
Each of our labs provides access to millions of dollars’ worth of equipment as well as office space and conference rooms, and our team looks after the equipment and the hundreds of operational details that can hinder your progress.

Getting started is easier than you might think.
The first bench is $1,750/month for the first year (including tips, tubes, and gloves), with graduated discounts beyond one year. There are no fixed costs or long-term commitments. We offer flexible lease terms and an a la carte service model that allows you to rent only what you need. This model minimizes your expenses and gives you time to get the data you need for your startup to obtain financing.

MBC BioLabs Companies

Success Stories at MBC BioLabs

Given the right environment, entrepreneurial scientists can and will change the world. Here’s a look at the exciting work underway by MBC BioLabs resident entrepreneurs and alumni.

MBC BioLabs Companies

Success Stories at MBC BioLabs

Given the right environment, entrepreneurial scientists can and will change the world. Here’s a look at the exciting work under way by MBC BioLabs resident entrepreneurs and alumni.

Ambagon Therapeutics

By taming disordered proteins, Ambagon generates new possibilities across the proteome.


Cartography emerged from stealth in July 2022 with $57 million in initial financing to create more precise immunotherapies.

Mammoth Biosciences

Mammoth Biosciences has raised $68 million to develop its CRISPR diagnostics platform.

Success By The Numbers


Enabling Awesome.

We’ve Helped 290 Companies Raise $13B In Funding.

MBC BioLabs has helped 290 companies raise an average of $24.2M, for a total of $13B raised! When we say we enable awesome, we mean it.

Dedicated Partners

Catalyze with connections.

MBC BioLabs facilitates game-changing relationships and opportunities for both entrepreneurs and corporate partners. Our mutually beneficial alliances provide resident entrepreneurs with financial support and leading life sciences companies access to partnering opportunities with early-stage companies.

From sponsoring Golden Ticket competitions that award winning entrepreneurs a year of bench space and the opportunity to forge beneficial relationships with corporate sponsors, to company acquisition opportunities for larger companies, our ecosystem fosters faster, earlier, and better partnerships—driving much more trust and value for everyone involved.

In addition, we have a built-in venture capital firm, Mission BioCapital, a close community of investors, and a roster of distinguished corporate partners who actively engage with resident entrepreneurs to help with R&D consulting and business mentorship.

Founding Partners

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners


See What Our Companies Are Saying About MBC BioLabs

The MBC team is so great and I really, really appreciate how much you all do to keep us running smoothly, well stocked, and well fed! We couldn’t do amazing science without all of your help.

Kenneth Ng


See What Our Alumni Are Saying About MBC BioLabs

I had about 20 years of research experiences before we started MEDIC Life Sciences in MBC BioLabs and I can say without any exaggeration that MBC BioLabs provided us the best research environment we’ve ever experienced, thanks to all the instruments with cutting edge technologies and importantly very kind and professional staffs running the site. I highly recommend MBC BioLabs for any startups looking for good research environments.

Kyuho Han

Medic Life Sciences

Instrumental in getting life science startups off the ground. MBC has state of the art equipment and facilities that allowed us to focus our efforts on getting experiments done versus spending our initial small budget on capital expenditure and lab space set up. Glad to have been part of this community.

Magi Richani

Alpine Roads

MBC is outstanding in every aspect- True enablers of science by facilitating their customers with world class equipment and the most friendly service! The comfort provided helps drive science in the most efficient way. if you are looking to build and escalate your startup in the bay area, look no further, they have it all !!!!

Thulashitha Rajasingham


We looked at several incubators in the Bay Area, MBC Biolabs is hands down the best! We have access to cutting edge lab equipment, a supportive community of founders, and just excellent facilities and staff. We could not ask for more!

Christine Ichim

Florica Therapeutics

MBC offers a rare and valuable setup for early-stage biotech companies. A lab well equipped to be shared, a co-working space, plus super friendly staffs. On top of that, the community ready to help formed by the collaborators from other companies is a priceless asset. Our team loves this space and its people.

Carolina Reis


MBC BioLabs makes biotech startup dreams come true! The facility is excellent, with all the standard instruments you’ll need for your molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology needs. And they also provide essential consumables so you don’t have to worry about daily ordering and operations needs while you focus on the science. Linda and the rest of the staff are stellar – super helpful, accommodating, great troubleshooters, and proactive in creating a comfortable and innovative work culture. They also regularly set up seminars to help the onsite companies network and learn about new technologies and business opportunities. If you’re looking to get your biotech startup going, you can’t go wrong with MBC BioLabs.

Sami Hussain

Nitrome Biosciences