The start of something big.

At MBC BioLabs, we take care of the maintenance, upkeep and logistics, so you can obsess over the science and nothing else. Here you will be part of a community — a family of science-minded founders learning, experimenting and growing together.
What do you get?

Space

From bench space to freezer storage to lab supplies, we set you up with everything you need to succeed. Beyond the lab, you’ll find meeting rooms, a kitchen and a la carte services that make this feel like home.

Equipment

In life sciences, having access to cutting-edge equipment is a huge research advantage. We want to ensure that no matter what you’re working on, you’ve got the very best tools at your fingertips.

Partnerships

A unique part of our offering is narrowing the gap between adventurous innovators and seasoned industry pros. Our distinguished roster of corporate partners are actively engaged and keen to help — whether it’s consulting on data, providing valuable customer insight, or sharing go-to market strategies.

Golden Ticket Competition

The Golden Ticket program is another example of how our partners help promising companies. With one Golden Ticket, entrepreneurs win a year of bench space and the opportunity to forge beneficial relationships with corporate sponsors.

ALL YOU CAN EAT

Our AYCE “All You Can Eat” Program is an unlimited supply of some basic consumables that are included with lab bench rentals.

Lab Mart

At our onsite Lab Mart, we sell lab supplies and media you can purchase by the pack or item, instead of by the case, with a simple order form. Items will be delivered to your lab benches within two hours. Invoices for purchases will be sent at the end of every month along with any other incidental charges such as conference room rent, autoclaving, or hourly TC use.

Enjoy our amenities
  • Wet lab space

  • Office space

  • Conference rooms

  • Kitchen

  • Event space

  • Cold storage management

  • LN2 storage

We’re here to help
Reducing startup friction isn’t just about providing the right space to thrive but about providing the right tools to get started and grow. That’s why we provide business support in specialized areas, so you can devote your energy to what really matters — innovation.
Lab Services

We have a knowledgeable and experienced team that knows the ins and outs of being EH&S compliant. They can help with chemical reporting, safety training, medical waste disposal, shipping and more.

Hot Bench Program

Sometimes you just need a little more space to do your experiments. We created the Hot Bench Program to enable companies and select affiliates to rent bench space for $37/hour. Our online calendaring makes it easy to plan ahead and find the time that works best for you and your team.

Access to Capital

We’re also life science investors. Our firm, Mission Bay Capital, looks for the people tackling the toughest challenges right here at MBC BioLabs.

Who should apply?

Who should apply?

We look for the rare combination of great people, big problems, and novel approaches. We’re not interested in incremental improvements, we’re passionate about supporting the people tackling the toughest challenges and striving for the greatest impact.

How much does it cost?

Getting the right space to launch your company is easier than you might think. Benches are only $1,750/month including tips, tubes, and gloves, and we don’t require any equity up front. With these modest investments, MBC BioLabs companies average 17 million in funding.