San Jose BioCube Unveils 15 New Biotech Wet Labs at Q Bay Center

San Jose, BioCube, Q Bay Center, Silicon Valley, Bay Area

Move-in-ready wet labs from Silicon Valley’s top biotech incubator are ideal for promising life-sciences and biotech companies seeking experimental lab space and operational support

San Jose BioCube, a long-established life sciences incubator, announced the availability of 15 move-in-ready wet labs designed for high-potential life sciences startups. Dubbed “BioCube North,” the incubator is housed on the ground floor of the Q Bay Center, the 112,232-square-foot facility at 160 East Tasman Drive in San Jose.

Since 2004, the legacy of improving life through discovery has been deeply rooted at San Jose BioCube. The headquarters, located at 5941 Optical Court, San Jose, spans approximately 37,000 square feet and is currently home to 24 startups. The company’s master plan is to change the world by providing a resource-rich infrastructure and community where scientists can thrive.

With a multi-billion-dollar track record of nurturing nascent startups and supporting scores of commercialized discoveries, BioCube continues to foster next waves of great ideas that will rival past graduate disruptors such as Impossible Foods, Ariosa Diagnostics (acquired by Roche), Collagen Solutions (AIM: COS), Genia Technologies (acquired by Roche), Aridis Pharmaceuticals (NAS: ARDS), and Geneweave (acquired by Roche), to name a few.

“The San Francisco Bay Area is a top science and research hub because there are three major universities and scores of global companies that attract top scientists and technicians from around the world,” said Oscar Battaglia, director of operations at BioCube San Jose. “Our objective is to provide access to all this talent and a launchpad for the next wave of biotech, cleantech, and life-sciences success stories.”

“Today, the life sciences incubator submarket is the most in-demand sector in the Bay Area,” said David Klein, SVP at Transwestern San Francisco and BioCube’s top advisor. “While estimates peg demand at approximately 6mm square feet of incubator space, the current inventory of 750,000 square feet is consistently 100 percent leased with waiting lists. So, we wanted to help fulfill lab space needs because when researchers have a space to hatch new ideas, we all win.”

Launching in March, BioCube North’s labs will offer over 5,000 square feet of shared space where life-sciences startups have the appropriate plumbing, ventilation, refrigeration and equipment, together with BioCube’s global standard of facility management and client care, to grow their businesses.

“San Jose BioCube provides all the resources we need to run our operations with less capital and greater efficiencies,” said Julia Kirshner, CEO of zPredicta. “Being able to expand within the facility without space constraints has been instrumental to our success, too.”

QBay’s amenities available to BioCube clients include bench, cubicle, single office, office suite and conference room availability, off-street parking, access to events, workshops, gym, barbeque, outdoor amenity space, and a theater for all-hands meetings.

Highlights of the new BioCube facility:
• Ground floor lab space in a 112,232-square-feet newly built research and innovation center
• Located in Tech Triangle Corridor with easy access to routes 237-101-880 and across from Santa Clara Bay Pointe light rail station
• Offers gym, cafe, on-demand office areas, common conference rooms, and outdoor amenities
• Near LEVI Stadium, retail stores, coffee bars, restaurants, and new residential communities
• Connection to HEDA Investment Co. Ltd. (Hangzhou Economic and Development) with $500 million available for life-sciences investment

Facilities and leasing contact:
Oscar Battaglia – 408.960.3807

About Q Bay Center
Q Bay Center, founded by Hangzhou Overseas Center Inc., is a Silicon-Valley-based platform to connect and support innovation and entrepreneurship. With a tripartite mission of “Platform + Investment + Services”, Q Bay Center is designed as an innovative business model which combines real property, business exhibition, financial activity, technology cooperation, business services and startup incubation. By leveraging the synergy of technology, finance, industrial ecology and culture, the center is committed to enhancing connection and empowering development.

About San Jose BioCube
In everything we do, we believe in making the world a better place for innovators by providing user-friendly workspaces, modern labs and common areas that are as clean and safe as they are beautifully designed and maintained. We thrill at providing care and all the little things that help accelerate and commercialize profound discoveries. Located in South San Jose, the original BioCube incubator is already home to some of the most dynamic early-stage companies that are pushing the limits of life sciences.

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