SmartLabs offers a variety of different types of workspaces to cater to the needs of every size company and team. Our staff provides the experience and knowledge you need to effectively run your lab operations.
Work Life at SmartLabs
Each of our locations offers a unique community environment, with events that help introduce you to the other companies working in your ecosystem. We offer both private and shared spaces, providing each of our Member Companies with the privacy they need and the ability to be close to other innovators.
Our Innovation Suites are the best of both worlds for emerging companies, providing private labs, as well as dedicated desks in an open coworking environment.
- 3-7 person research teams
- Emerging biotechs
- Big pharma or academic research project teams
Scaling Lab Suite
This high-growth option gives emerging and established companies the flexibility to grow at their own pace, while preserving privacy.
- 8-100+ person research teams
- Scaling biotechs
- Swing space for large pharma or academic research teams
Researchers can access a top-quality vivarium space staffed by SmartLabs and Charles River Labs personnel.
- Large pharmas
- Preclinical biotechs
Some Key Amenities
Our receptionist is there to greet any visitors to the building during business hours and arrange communal events.
Our front desk is staffed by security personnel during non-business hours. Security guards patrol the facility and are available to respond in the event of an emergency.
SmartLabs can easily configure its lab space to suit your scientific research needs in as little as 1 to 3 weeks.
Insights From Our Community
"It's ready to go and we don't have to waste time figuring out regulations for how to set up a lab, outfitting it with some of the major equipment that needs to come in, going through and procuring services from waste disposal to monitoring of the freezers. All of those things have already been taken care of, so that's nice."
Jeff Bylund | Applications Manager of stem cell and regenerative medicine at Nikon Instruments
"They make it possible to reduce the standard start-up time by several months, supporting rapid initiation of our research program to bring personalized cancer immunotherapies to patients. Having the ability to work so quickly is like being able to buy time."
Andrew Allen | Co-founder, President, and CEO of Gritstone Oncology
"We looked at a few different options, and SmartLabs was just much more turnkey than anything else that we saw. It just made it much easier. They kind of said, ‘We got you. We know what you need."
Rudy Chaparro | Co-founder of Cue Biopharma
Frequently Asked Questions
Are single bench options available?
Each group at SmartLabs has its own private lab space. Our Innovation Suites are the ideal workspace for small teams of three to seven people. Inquire today.
Can members access the space 24/7?
Members can access the space at any time, but we encourage them not to be in the labs alone during non-business hours for safety reasons and require that they check in with security upon arrival.
What is the application process?
SmartLabs has no formal application process and does not have restrictions on company size or funding amount to be in our space. We encourage you to request a tour and speak with our knowledgeable sales team to discuss availability.
How long of a commitment is a typical license term length?
We encourage companies to license our space for one to three-year terms. Please contact our team to discuss the potential for other options.