Berkeley Biolabs is equipped with materials and technology required to carry out experiments ranging from molecular biology to biochemistry and organic chemistry. We target both young startup companies and individual scientists who want to develop their ideas and get to their Proof of Concept quickly.
We offer an ideal location in the heart of SOMA San Francisco (Lower Cut). We are a short, 3 minute, walk from Montgomery St BART station and Cal train station. A variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and other amenities surround us. We hold regular community events, scientific and business mentoring, and are building on our ongoing teaching/workshop programming.
Our facilities and equipment are set up to support experiments ranging from molecular and synthetic biology to biochemistry focused projects.
Open access BBL owned and maintained equipment.
Upon completion of safety training and instrumentation use/SOP orientation, individuals will have access to shared items listed below.
Laminar flow hoods
Incubators and CO2 incubators
Gel electrophoresis set-ups
Liquid nitrogen cryostorage
Microscopes: digital image capturing and dissecting scopes
Sonicator (wand and bath)
On-site Lab services
Molecular biology method development.
In-house Analytical chemistry support: HPLC, GC/MS, GC/FID, headspace-GC/FID
Lipid analysis: Lipid class analysis and fatty acid profiles
Natural products chemistry, extraction, and purification
Thin layer chromatography
Waste removal program
joining our lab
Our aim is to help Proto-companies grow from an idea through to a successful fundraising round and eventual product to market; as such, packages are custom tailored for each emerging company that chooses to grow out of our thriving community. We offer highly competitive bench rental rates.
Individual Professional Lab Membership
Dedicated and shared use benches are available for select scientists and entrepreneurs who are looking for an equipped lab to pursue their ideas. Prices will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.