Bayer CoLaborator

455 Mission Bay Blvd., South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Square Footage

Chris Haskell

The CoLaborator’s design is a flexible, open floor plan with 6,000 square feet of shared, rented lab space designed to house startup life-science companies whose technology platforms, drug targets or drug candidates may align with Bayer’s interests. The environment fosters opportunities for idea exchange by bringing researchers together in a common space.

It also fosters interaction with Bayer by being housed in the same building as Bayer’s US Innovation Center – the North American center of research for this organization. The goal is to develop partnerships between Bayer and the startup companies, bringing forward experts from wherever they sit in the global organization into contact with the startup companies.

The CoLaborator includes basic equipment for life science startups to quickly begin putting their ideas to the test. Bayer support includes Environmental Health & Safety and Biosafety licenses, and access to nearby UCSF core services such as imaging, bioinformatics, and proteomics. Partnering with Bayer can also provide access to the global expertise and equipment of Bayer’s research network.

Available Equipment
Mobile, modular modern laboratory benches
Furnished office space – open floor plan with cubicles
Two Shared Conference rooms with Polycoms and one LCD projector
Lunch room

Shared Laboratory equipment
• Vacuum and air at benches
• Fume hoods
• Tissue culture facilities with biosafety hoods (two BL2 suites), CO2 incubators, centrifuges and inverted microscopes
• Microcentrifuges
• Refrigerators and Freezers (-20 and -80)
• Lab grade water

Available Services
Hazardous waste handling
Permits in place: medical waste, hazardous waste, air (wipe cleaning only), sewer, and ATF
Building security with 24/7 officers
Parking available at additional charge