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JLABS @ South San Francisco

The first standalone JLABS site is located in the Birthplace of Biotech.

Home to the first biotechnology companies, prestigious academic and medical institutions, cutting-edge technology firms, top-tier venture investors, and world-class scientists, the San Francisco Bay Area was the perfect place for JLABS to open its first standalone site. JLABS @ South San Francisco opened its doors to innovative life science start-ups on March 3, 2015. Since then, JLABS @ SSF has built a world-class innovator community that attracts top entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and industry partners all working towards the common goal of getting innovative solutions to patients faster.

JLABS @ SSF has built a non-competitive cooperative climate. This state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot facility can accommodate 30-40 companies, providing residents with a combination of shared and private specialized lab and office spaces. Value-added offerings such as operational support, educational programs, and active Resource and Investor Hubs are just a few of the offerings that position resident companies for success.

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329 Oyster Point Boulevard
3rd Floor
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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JLABS @ San Francisco

Key equipment

Every JLABS location features state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment—what new resident companies need to get up and running on day one.

This capital efficient model takes time and investment out of the equation, eliminating the normal setup typically required of a start-up. We even provide training on equipment like UPLCs, FPLCs, FACs, among others.

  • Cell Culture Labs (BSL1 and BSL2):

    Biosafety Cabinets, Incubators, Shakers, Centrifuges, Microscopes

  • Chemistry:

    Fume Hoods, HPLC, Lyophilizer

  • Core Laboratory Facilities:

    Autoclave, Glass Wash, Dry and Wet Ice, Milli-Q Water, Cold Storage

  • Common Research Laboratories:

    PRC/qPCR, Thermocyclers, Plate Reader, Gel Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Microscopy