Facilities & Services

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.

Once you’ve been trained, you can use the equipment yourself. Or if you’d rather innovate than run gels, you can hire CRO services from our operational manager, Richard Yu, PhD.

Lab Equipment

All
Cell Culture
Centrifuge
Chromatography
Electrophoresis
Flow Cytometry
Freezers & Fridges etc.
Mass Spec
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.

 

BUSINESS SERVICES

A startup’s success often hinges on the smallest of details. It’s important to fill out every line of that grant application properly; it’s crucial to get certain tax forms in by the due date. When you’re running a lean company, you can’t afford to get things wrong–but neither do you have the time to do everything yourself. That’s why we provide business support in specialized areas, so you can devote your energy to what really matters: innovation.
 

Accounting

Our professionals can build, clean up, or maintain your record-keeping system. They’ll take care of the simplest and most complex tasks to ensure your company can run without a hitch.

  • Accounts payable, accounts receivable and journal transactions
  • Auditors/Tax Preparation
  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Business License and Tax ID
  • Capital Lease Line
  • Establish daily policies and procedures
  • Fixed Assets/Depreciation
  • Foreign Offices/Subsidiaries
  • Payroll Setup, payroll entry and payroll records
  • Raising Capital
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Software Purchases
  • Stock Option Tracking
  • Business Shutdown
 

Grants Management

A large fraction of SBIR grant proposals fail solely because the forms aren’t filled out properly. When you’ve got so much at stake, why not ensure your application is considered on its merits? Our affiliated professionals can help you prepare proposals of all types. For successful applicants, we provide help in negotiating and managing awards, ensuring that you receive the maximum benefit.

  • Identifying opportunities
  • Collecting information
  • Filling out applications
  • Submitting in a timely fashion
  • Negotiating awards
  • Managing spending
  • Closing awards

Upcoming Event

  • Scalable Microbiome Diagnostics for Agriculture

    12:30-13:30
    09/21/2017
    1st Floor Conference Room, GEHC
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
    AMGEN Lunch Seminar Diane Wu, PhD and Poornima Parameswaran, PhD Co-Founders, Trace Genomics RSVP The Trace Genomics microbiome sequencing platform enables screening of disease-causing microbes and interpretation of millions of beneficial organisms in the soil. Their machine learning platform enables simple integration of soil microbiome information into with field management information to help farmers identify optimal management conditions that increase soil health and sustainability as well as crop yields. Their innovative technology has received notable media coverage in Forbes, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, AgFunder, and Fast Company, and was most recently listed by Forbes as one of the 25 most innovative Ag Tech startups. About Diane Wu Diane Wu, PhD completed a BSc in Computer Science and Molecular Biology at SFU (Vancouver, Canada) and a PhD in Genetics at Stanford University. She was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship and published her thesis on the cover of Nature Structural Molecular Biology, advised by Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Fire. Diane then joined the machine learning team at Palantir Technologies as one of their first data scientists, where she built predictive models for healthcare, merchandising, law enforcement, and fraud detection.
    About Poornima Parameswaran Poornima Parameswaran, PhD completed her BS in Molecular Biology at UT Austin, a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University with Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Fire, and her postdoctoral fellowship with MacArthur Fellow Dr. Eva Harris at UC Berkeley's school of Public Health, where she also worked with the Ministry of Health in Nicaragua. She has been an author on eleven publications (371+ citations), where she used NGS technologies in novel ways to address fundamental questions in pathogen-host interactions.

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