Alex Philippidis Senior News Editor Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Discover Locations across the Nation that Carry Out Life Science Innovation

The spare bedroom of Steve Jobs’ parents’ Los Alto, CA, home was where he and partners Steve Wozniak and Ronald G. Wayne manufactured the first Apple computers. A few months later as business began to take off, they moved to roomier quarters—in Jobs’ parents’ garage.

Biopharma startups, however, don’t have the luxury of squeezing into mom and dad’s garage unneeded space, not when they have to make use of equipment ranging from sequencers to centrifuges. They can and often do, however, squeeze into spaces specially designed for research and development.

Those spaces may be called incubators, or accelerators, or commercialization centers. A few spaces are community labs designed for both the citizen scientist and the professional researcher. A few others, on the other hand, have been launched by pharma giants like Bayer and Merck & Co. with Johnson & Johnson opening no less than four “JLABS” locations and gearing up to open a fifth.

Following is a list of 65 U.S. incubators serving biotechnology and pharmaceutical startups, unranked and listed in alphabetical order, based on information furnished by the companies on their websites and other publicly available material, including their LinkedIn and Twitter pages and press announcements. While our search was exhaustive and the list is comprehensive, it does not constitute a complete listing of all incubators and accelerators.

Each incubator is listed with its address, website address, what startups it is designed for, size, number of companies, year opened, and manager or other contact person. Some incubators do not furnish numbers of companies housed or served, because some of those companies are in stealth mode.


Sites in Seattle and New York City owned and operated by Alexandria Real Estate Equities


Designed for: Early-stage biotechnology companies

Number of companies: Formed and invested in 12 companies over the past 10 years as of 2014; companies have raised more than $260 million in venture capital support

Contact: Thong Q. Le, CEO, [email protected] or (206) 957-7300 (Seattle) or (866) 981-1478 (New York)

1616 Eastlake Ave. E., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98102
Size: 18,000 square feet in Seattle’s South Lake Union life science cluster
Opened: 2003

430 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016
Size: Portion of Alexandria Center for Life Science—New York City
Opened: 2014

Alexandria LaunchLabs™ in Maryland

708 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Website: Alexandria Real Estate Equities,

Designed for: Early-stage life science companies; Consortium partners are Alexandria Ventures, BioHealth Innovation, Montgomery County and City of Gaithersburg

Size: Approximately 6,000 square feet consisting of five 1,200-square-foot fully improved office/lab suites.

Opening: Third or fourth quarter 2015

Contact: Lawrence J. Diamond, svp, regional market director, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, [email protected] or (301) 947-1770

Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

3960 Broadway, New York, NY 10032


Designed for: Early stage, private research and development companies in the life sciences industry

Number of companies: 13 companies listed online, of which five list Audubon addresses on their websites; 46 companies since opening

Contact: Waveney Golbourne, administrative manager, [email protected] or (212) 851-5405

Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building (houses Audubon Business and Technology Center)
Size: 100,000 gross square feet
Opened: 1995

Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
Size: 175,000 gross square feet
Opened: 1997

Irving Cancer Research Center
Size: 304,000 gross square feet
Opened: 2005

Bayer CoLaborator™

455 Mission Bay Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94158


Designed for: Startup life-science companies whose technology platforms, drug targets or drug candidates may align with Bayer’s interests; Housed in the same building as Bayer’s U.S. Innovation Center.

Size: 6,000 square feet

Number of companies: Five tenants

Opened: 2012

Contact: Chris Haskell, Ph.D., head, U.S. Science Hub, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, [email protected]

Berkeley BioLabs

626 Bancroft Way, Building 3, Suite B, Berkeley, CA 94710


Designed for: Both proto companies and individual scientists who want to get to their proof of concept quickly

Size: 4,000 square feet of biotech lab space

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: 2014

Contact: Ryan Bethencourt, co-founder (queries on use of space), [email protected]; Ron Shigeta, Ph.D. (scientific queries)

Bio, Tech and Beyond

2351 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 (within the Carlsbad Research Center)


Designed for: Professionals seeking to further professional growth and maintain relevance in biotech

Size: More than 6,000 square feet of community biology lab space in a space leased from the City of Carlsbad, CA for $1/year; In return, Bio, Tech and Beyond committed to providing community science education opportunities, growing membership to 50 people in the first year, launching eight startups, and creating a functional cell and molecular biology lab in the first two years.

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: 2013

Contact: Joseph Jackson and Kevin Lustig, chief management officers, [email protected] or (803) 239-7960


845 Stewart Drive, Suite C Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Designed for: Community biology lab for amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs, and “anyone who wants to experiment”

Size: 2,600 square feet consisting of a complete working laboratory (BSL-1) and technical library

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: 2011

Contact: [email protected] or (408) 475-2246

BioHealth Innovation (BHI) Incubator

22 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20850


Designed for: Companies in a variety of health-related technologies that include biotechnology, diagnostics, devices, and health technology by assistive business resources to support the growth and commercialization of early-stage biohealth enterprises in Central Maryland

Size: Co-working space and “comprehensive” business and product development services.

Number of companies: Three incubator tenants

Opened: 2014

Contact: Ethan J. Byler, managing director, [email protected] or (301) 637-7952 

Bioscience Laboratories

665 3rd Street, Suite 250 San Francisco, CA 94107-1953


Designed for: Virtual and early-stage life science companies focused on molecular diagnostics, biotechnology tools, bioanalytical services, early-stage therapeutics, and stem cell companies

Size: 5,000 square feet in facility established by MandalMed.

Number of companies: Eight current companies or “clients” and 13 past clients listed online

Opened: 2005

Contact: Constance M. (Connie) John, R.Ph., Ph.D., founder, [email protected] or (415) 495-5570

BioSquare Discovery and Innovation Center

650 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118


Designed for: Biotechnology startups

Size: 12,500 square feet including Individual biomedical laboratory facilities

Number of companies: Unavailable

Year opened: Unavailable

Contact: Michael J. Donovan, [email protected] or (617) 353-8630

California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr)

11119 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 100, La Jolla, CA 92037


Designed for: Startups focused on research areas that include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer biology, regenerative medicine, neglected and orphan diseases, and neurobiology; Established collaborations with Merck & Co., private foundations and academic and other research institutions, including Scripps and UC San Diego School of Medicine

Size: 50,000 square feet of labs. Calibr is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit institute to which Merck & Co. has committed $90 million over seven years. In return, Merck will hold options to obtain exclusive commercial licenses to any proteins or small molecule therapeutic candidates resulting from Calibr research.

Number of companies: No companies listed online; Calibr carries out research to preclinical proof of concept, at which stage commercial partnerships will be sought for further development.

Opened: 2012

Contact: Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D, institute director and Scripps Family Chair Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute, [email protected] or (858) 242-1000

Cambridge Biolabs (CBL)

One Kendall Square, Suite 2203, Bldg. 200, Cambridge, MA, 02139


Designed for: Startup biotechnology companies and venture capitalists; partnered with BioInnovation, a seed fund and administration team that provides financial and legal support

Size: 5,000 square feet; Includes BioCloud™, which provides 20 individual lab bays designed for single scientists

Number of companies: 15 resident companies or “clients” listed online

Opened: 2010

Contact: Johannes Fruehauf, M.D., Ph.D., founder and president, [email protected] or (617) 945-2014

CONNECT Springboard and Capital Competition

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive – Suite A124, La Jolla, CA 92037


Designed for: Southern California biopharmas and other life sciences and technology companies; Springboard assists companies in proving their business model and developing a commercialization strategy; Four six-month tracks are held annually. After completing Springboard, startups deemed suitable and ready for investment by angels, venture capital and/or corporate investors advance to the Springboard Capital Competition. Capital competition winners become CONNECT Portfolio Companies, eligible to present in the region’s year round investor forums.

Size: Unavailable

Opened: 2005

Contact: Brittney Sabbah, program manager (Springboard and Capital Competition); Steve Hoey, director, business creation and development, and Ruprecht von Buttlar, VP, business creation and development (Springboard) (858) 964-1301

CreaGen Chemistry Incubator (C2I)—A Division of CreaGen Biosciences

23 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA 01801


Size: 7,000 square feet of private and shared lab bench space for 30 scientists, plus 10,000 square feet of office, kitchen/dining, and conference room space. Includes biology lab, and three chemistry labs

Number of companies: Eight current companies, three biotech company graduates listed online

Opened: 2012

Contact: Raj (SB) Rajur, Ph.D., founder and CEO of incubator and founder, chairman and CEO of CreaGen Biosciences, [email protected] or (781) 938-1122

Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Northwest Missouri State University)

1402 N. College Drive, Maryville, MO 64468


Designed for: Technology-based, start-up companies

Size: 46,679 square feet; includes a mixed-use incubator and an academic facility.

Number of companies: Three listed online

Opened: 2010

Contact: Larry Lee, director, [email protected] or (660) 562-0823; M. Abdul Mottaleb, analytical chemist, [email protected] or (660) 562-0820 (for analysis or method questions)


33 Flatbush Ave., 7th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Designed for: Scientific entrepreneurs, particularly in molecular and synthetic biology, as well as the general public and students

Size: 600 square feet of lab space used as a community biology laboratory (BSL-1) and teaching site by nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology

Opened: 2010

Contact: Ellen D. Jorgensen, Ph.D., president and co-founder, [email protected] or (347) 470-1265

Harlem Biospace (Hb)

423 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027


Designed for: Biotech innovators and scientifically minded citizens who will build a frictionless model for turning revolutionary biotech ideas into products that solve real health problems

Size: 2,300 square feet of shared wet-lab space; entrants selected competitively

Number of companies: 18 startups listed online.

Opened: 2013

Contact: Samuel Sia, Ph.D., Hb co-founder and associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, [email protected] or (267) 702-3051; Christine Kovich, Hb co-founder, [email protected] or (267) 702-3051; Matt Owens, Hb executive director, [email protected] or (267) 702-3051

Helix Center Biotech Incubator

1100 Corporate Square Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63132


Designed for: Fast-growing companies and entrepreneurs in the early stages of research in the plant and life sciences and in the commercialization of new technologies; Sponsored by the St. Louis County Economic Council in conjunction with the Helix Fund

Size: 33,000 square feet of wet and dry lab space and offices—including 12 wet labs plus future build-out plans for four wet/dry labs

Number of companies: 17 member companies listed online

Opened: 2012

Contact: Karen Hart, site administrator, [email protected] or (314) 432-2672

HTI (Health Technology Innovation)

2201 West Campbell Park Drive, Chicago, IL, 60612 (within Chicago Technology Park)


Designed for: Startups in the life sciences and complex research technologies; Flagship institute of EnterpriseWorks Chicago, a University of Illinois-based initiative

Size: 12,000 square feet of shared wet and dry laboratories plus office space within the Illinois Medical District.

Number of companies: No companies listed online

Opened: 2013

Contact: Kapila Viges, director of EnterpriseWorks Chicago, [email protected]

Illumina Accelerator Program

499 Illinois Street, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94158


Designed for: Creation of an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry, with a goal of speeding the time to market and reducing the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs, start-ups and early stage companies working on breakthrough next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications

Space: 97,000-square-foot R&D facilities at the Mission Bay campus

Number of companies: Up to five startups per six-month funding cycle. Participating startups are chosen through a competitive process.1

Opened: 2014

Contact: Amanda Cashin, Ph.D., head of Illumina Accelerator, [email protected]


2325 Third Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94107
University College Cork, Coláiste Na Hollscoile, Bóthar an Choláiste, Corcaigh, Ireland


Designed for: Synthetic biology startups

Size: Unavailable

Number of companies: First class of 11 startups announced in January for San Francisco 100-day program, launched February 28; Five companies listed online for Cork. Typically, Indie.Bio invests $70,000 in seed funding, and access to lab space, and mentorship, in exchange for an 8% stake
Opened: January 2015 (San Francisco); May 2015 (Cork, Ireland)

Contact: In Cork, Bill Liao, co-founder Indie.Bio and SOS Ventures investment partner, via Twitter at @liaonet; In San Francisco, Arvind Gupta, founder and SOS Ventures investment partner, via Twitter at @arvndgpta.

Innovation Center at Eagleview (ICE)

665 Stockton Drive at Eagleview, Exton, PA 19341


Designed for: Aspiring life sciences entrepreneurs

Size: 40,831 square feet, including 17,000 square feet of chemistry laboratories and approximately 23,000 square feet of office space

Number of companies: Planned for approximately 10 companies varying between 500 and 2,000 square feet within EagleviewSM, an 800 acre mixed-use community located at Exit 312 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Exton, PA.

Opened: 2012

Contact: Marianne Stack, [email protected] or (610) 321-8222; Leasing agent Hankin Group lists two contacts, Jack Purcell, [email protected] or (610) 458-1900; and Stacy Martin, [email protected]  or (610) 458-1900

Innovation Park at Notre Dame

1400 E. Angela Blvd., South Bend, IN 46617 (across from the University of Notre Dame)


Designed for: startups seeking transitional office and lab space along with business acceleration services

Size: 55,000 square feet including nine wet labs; “As demand grows, plans will be developed to add up to 150,000 square feet of additional facility space in three more buildings on the same site along Angela Blvd.,” the park states on its website

Number of companies: 32 current client companies and six graduate clients listed online

Opened: 2009; 2010 (analytical lab)

Contact: Natalie Gunn-Stahl, facility manager, (574) 631-8825


Five locations in the U.S.


Designed for: Companies from across all sectors including therapeutic, device, diagnostic, digital health and consumer; Part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Contact: [email protected] or (858) 242-1504

JLABS @San Diego
3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121 (within Janssen Research & Development’s La Jolla, CA-based West Coast Research Center)
Web page:
Size: 40,000 square feet of lab space
Number of companies: 42 currently onsite with 58 companies since inception.
Opened: 2012

JLABS @LabCentral
700 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
Web page:
Size: Located within the 28,000-square-foot LabCentral, which collaborated with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to establish the facility, one of four J&J Innovation Centers worldwide)
Number of companies: Six resident companies
Opened: 2013

953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (within QB3@953)
Web page:
Size: 12,000-square-foot portion of QB3@953, one of five incubator sites of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences or QB3, which collaborated with J&J Innovation to establish the facility.
Number of companies: 22 currently onsite with 26 companies since inception
Opened: 2013

329 Oyster Point Boulevard, 3rd Floor, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Web page:
Size: 30,000 square feet
Number of companies: 12 resident companies; Designed to accommodate up to 50 startups
Opened: March 2015

JLABS @Texas Medical Center (JLABS @TMC)
2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77021 (within Texas Medical Center's new Innovation Institute at the TMCx accelerator)
Web page:
Size: 30,000-square-foot wet-lab incubator and 5,000-square-foot prototyping shop
Number of companies: Designed to accommodate up to 50 life science startups
Scheduled to open: First quarter 2016


700 Main Street, North, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139


Designed for: High-potential life-sciences and biotech startups

Size: 28,000 square feet of shared laboratory space

Number of companies: 29 resident companies. Participating entrepreneurs and startups are chosen through a competitive process

Opened: 2013

Contact: Johannes Fruehauf, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president, and executive director; Peter Parker, co-founder and director; [email protected]  or (617) 863-3650

Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI)

25 Health Sciences Drive, Box 100, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3350


Designed for: Early-stage, high-risk, technologically-innovative companies, including biopharmas. LIHTI is a 501(C)3 corporation, consisting of two member corporations: The Research Foundation of the State University of New York and the Stony Brook Foundation; Affiliated with Stony Brook University and its Medical Center.

Size: 62,000 square feet.

Number of companies: 24 listed online, plus another three external members listed online as participating in Incubator Without Walls program. LIHTI has housed more than 70 businesses; 44 companies have graduated from the incubator

Opened: 1992

Contact: Anil Dhundale, Ph.D., executive director; anil.[email protected] or (631) 444-8800

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)


Designed for: Startups in biotechnology, informatics, and biomanufacturing, as well as medical devices; MBI is a private, independent economic development organization

Contact: Kevin O’Sullivan, President and CEO, [email protected] or (508) 797-4200, ext. 100

Gateway Park
60 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Web page:
Number of companies: 8 listed online
Opened: 2007 (Worcester Polytechnic Institute Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center) and 2012 (Gateway II)

100 Barber Avenue, Worcester, MA 01606
Web page:
Number of companies: five listed online
Opened: 1985

Redstone Center
55 Union Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Web page:
Number of companies: one listed online, plus Informatics and Biocomputing Resources Center, an engineering and educational initiative between MBI, industry, and regional academic institutions.
Opened: 2012

Molecular Medicine Research Institute (MMRI)

428 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Designed for: Innovative research-based companies positioned to make the transition to human therapeutic development at substantially lower cost than standalone startups; MMRI is an independent, nonprofit medical research institute with in-house scientific expertise and collaboration network, supporting affiliations with pharmaceutical companies seeking to partner for early stage research at reduced cost and risk

Size: 31,000 square feet of lab space.

Number of companies: 15 current companies or “entrepreneurial affiliates,” and 66 former entrepreneurial affiliates listed online

Opened: 1995

Contact: Edward P. Amento, M.D., chairman and executive director; Marie T. Berticevich, director of operations and human resources; [email protected] or (408) 523-6260

North Shore InnoVentures®

100 Cummings Center, Suite 438N, Beverly, MA 01915


Designed for: Early-stage biotech and cleantech startups

Size: 10,000 square feet, including 5,000 square feet of office space with furnished offices and cubicles

Number of companies: 14 biotech companies and six biotech graduate companies listed online

Opened: 2010 as Biotech InnoVenture Center

Contact: Martha C. Farmer, Ph.D., president and CEO, [email protected] or (508) 527-1832; Tom Kinneman, VP and COO, [email protected] or (978) 996-6997

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County

3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902


Designed for: Nonprofit research organizations and commercial start-up companies; Created by the Hepatitis B Foundation and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute (formerly Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research) to advance research and biotech in the region; Managed by the Hepatitis B Foundation, and owned in partnership with Delaware Valley University

Size: 62,000 square feet formerly consisting of an empty warehouse building; adding 15 laboratories, office space, increased emergency power capacity and new, high-tech freezer capacity following December 2014 award of $4.2 million grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration

Number of companies: 41 companies listed online

Opened: 2006

Contact: William Kinney, Ph.D., Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Coordinator, [email protected] or (215) 489-4938

Port Business Incubator (University City Science Center)

3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Designed for: Startup companies in biotechnology, clean tech, IT, advanced materials, medical diagnostics and devices

Number of companies: 30 incubator resident companies

Opened: 2011

Contact: Adam Greenspan, director of business incubation, University City Science Center, [email protected] or (215) 966-6000

Portland State University Business Accelerator

2828 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97201


Designed for: Startup companies in technology, bioscience, and cleantech

Size: 36,000 square feet, including 2,600-square-foot bioscience lab facility

Number of companies: More than 30 companies, including 18 resident companies listed online; 13 graduate companies listed online

Opened: 2004 (PSU Business Accelerator); 2010 (bioscience labs)

Contact: Angela Jackson, director, [email protected] or (503) 725-2312; she is also founder and managing director of the Portland Seed Fund, a $3 million private/public seed fund investing in high growth, capital-efficient companies in Oregon

Prince William Science Accelerator

9385 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110 (within Innovation Technology Park)


Designed for: Small and growing life sciences companies

Size: About 9,000 square feet of wet lab space subdivided into nine laboratories for individual companies, available for lease

Number of companies: Unavailable; On April 28, announced first tenant ISOThrive expanded into new 872 square-foot wet laboratory space

Opened: 2014

Contact: Prince William County (VA) Department of Economic Development, (703) 792-5500

QB3 Incubator Network


Designed for: Start-up companies in the life sciences; QB3 is a partnership of University of California’s San Francisco campus (UCSF), UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz campuses

953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Size: 23,700 square feet, portions of which house companies of the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA@Mission Bay) and JLABS@QB3 programs
Number of companies: 53 resident companies listed online
Opened: 2014
Contact: Douglas Crawford, associate director, QB3, and general partner, QB3 Incubator Partners, [email protected] or (415) 514-4408

QB3 East Bay Innovation Center (including The Bakery)
2929 Seventh Street Berkeley, CA 94107 (at Wareham Development’s Aquatic Park Center); 820 Heinz Aveune, Berkeley, CA 94710
Size: 17,300 square feet, more than half of which is devoted to wet laboratories; Consists of the original 9,300-square-foot QB3 EBIC@TheBakery, and 8,000-square-foot QB3 EBIC@820
Number of companies: 14 resident companies listed online
Opened: 2010 (as QB3 EBIC); 2014 (QB3 EBIC@TheBakery)
Contact: Douglas Crawford, associate director, QB3, and general partner, QB3 Incubator Partners, [email protected] or (415) 514-4408

QB3 Garage@UCSF
219 Byers Hall (UCSF Mission Bay), 17090 4th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94158
Size: 4,500 square feet of offices, wet laboratory space, and multi-function rooms.
Number of companies: Four resident companies listed online
Opened: 2006
Contact: Douglas Crawford, associate director, QB3, and general partner, QB3 Incubator Partners, [email protected] or (415) 514-4408

QB3 Garage@Berkeley
130 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
Size: About 800 square feet of wet laboratory space
Number of companies: Five resident companies listed online
Opened: 2010
Contact: Douglas Crawford, associate director, QB3, and general partner, QB3 Incubator Partners, [email protected] or (415) 514-4408

StartX-QB3 Labs
2627 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (near Stanford University campus)
Size: 2,000 square feet of wet lab space
Number of companies: Two resident companies listed online
Opened: 2014
Contact: Douglas Crawford, associate director, QB3, and general partner, QB3 Incubator Partners, [email protected] or (415) 514-4408

Quick Start Accelerator at MedChem Partners

99 Hayden Avenue, Suite 210, Lexington, MA 02421


Designed for: Entrepreneurs who need access to a chemistry lab; Startup companies doing proof-of-concept studies, therapeutic/medical device companies operating on seed or SBIR grants, VC-backed companies with occasional need for lab access or companies which are operating in stealth mode

Size: 2,000 square feet

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: 2012

Contact: Steven Rieseinger, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder, [email protected];  Tsvetelina Lazarova, Ph.D., co-founder, [email protected] or (781) 676-2000

Rochester BioVenture Center (RBC)

77 Ridgeland Road, Rochester, NY 14623


Designed for: Qualified early stage life science, biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, dental, or health services companies that need wet lab facilities, regardless of their relationship to the University of Rochester Medical Center, which converted a former Wyeth laboratory building to create the facility.

Size: 40,000 square feet

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: 2007

Contact: Mike Riedlinger, RBC manager, [email protected] or (585) 413-9061; Jackie Amigone, events manager, [email protected] or (585) 413-9060

San Jose BioCube

5941 Optical Court, San Jose, CA 95138


Designed for: Promising life science, nanotech, and cleantech startup companies

Size: 34,000 square feet of labs and offices.

Number of companies: 23 member companies, and 13 former or “alumni” companies listed online

Opened: 2004 as San Jose Bio Center; Renamed 2012

Contact: Saam Farahmand, director of marketing, [email protected] or (408) 960-3807

Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator – University of Florida

12085 Research Drive, Alachua, FL 32615 (within Progress Corporate Park)


Designed for: Therapeutic, diagnostic, device, energy, ag-bio and other startups

Size: 40,000 square-foot BSL II lab/office facility

Number of companies: 13 resident companies listed online, as are 23 alumni companies that have either graduated from the incubator or have been acquired by other companies

Opened: 1995

Contact: Patti Breedlove, director, [email protected] or (386) 462-0880; Merrie Shaw, incubation manager, [email protected], (386) 462-0880 

Sky Ventures Innovation Hub

2 Mercer Road, Natick, MA 01760


Designed for: Early-stage life science and healthcare companies

Size: 10,000 square feet

Number of companies: Unavailable

Opened: Unavailable

Contact: Eyal Geffen, co-founder and managing partner, Sky Ventures, at [email protected] or (617) 678-9766

1 Graduates that raise $1 million to $5 million are eligible for dollar-for-dollar match via lllumina Accelerator Boost Capital, launched in February 2015 with an initial capital commitment of $40 million from Viking Global Investors

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