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.
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.

Upcoming Event

  • Reaction before action: new approaches to biomineralization-associated diseases

    12:30-13:30
    10/19/2017
    Daniel Laser, PhD CEO and Co-Founder, Applaud Medical RSVP Applaud Medical is a three-year-old company developing treatments for biomineralization-related diseases. Applaud's products use violent physical effects like cavitation and shock waves to achieve a therapeutic effect, while sparing non-targeted tissue through precise chemical targeting. Applaud's lead product, for low-invasiveness treatment of kidney stones, is currently in clinical trials in Gujarat, India. This seminar will cover technical aspects of combining chemical reactions with mechanical action in both Applaud's products and in a range of other drugs and devices, along with a brief discussion of key commercialization considerations for this uniquely promising product category. About Daniel Laser Daniel Laser is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Applaud Medical. Dan also founded Wave 80 Biosciences, a pioneer in detecting HIV during the high-transmission-risk earliest phase of infection, when the immune response is insufficiently advanced for antibody-based methods. He has served as board member or advisor to drug and device companies in fields ranging from autoimmune disease to ophthalmology to cancer. Dan got his start in the medical device field working on haptic feedback for telerobotic surgery systems. Dan holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellow. While at Stanford, he was also a MacArthur Affiliate at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, developing mathematical models for protecting against threats involving weaponized pathogens.

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