Posted on June 1st, 2013 · Posted in Development

Mayor Edwin Lee and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) held a joint announcement for the creation of a new 23,000 square foot biotech incubator which will provide laboratory and office space for up to 30 life science focused startups. The incubator will be called “QB3@953” (named after the center’s address at 953 Indiana in SF’s Dogpatch / Central Waterfront area) and will follow an operating model similar to other QB3 centers.

Startups will be able to lease space in varying amounts from full labs to single benches and every company selected for the program will have access to legal / business advisors and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at UCSF Mission Bay. The goal of the program is to not only help startups by providing crucial resources but doing so in a lab environment that encourages conversation and networking among young mind and innovators in biotech.

QB3@953 is scheduled to open on September 1st and the center will be sixth biotech incubator alongside:

  • FibroGen’s Mission Bay Innovation Center
  • Bayer CoLaborator
  • QB3 at UCSF
  • Bioscience Laboratories
  • Celgene Incubator

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