McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre (MBIC)
We’ve made it our mission at MBIC to ensure that our occupants are given the best possible opportunity to capture the economic value of their research and grow their ideas into successful companies. We do this by providing fully functional state-of-the-art laboratories complete with technical and business support services allowing our researchers and scientists to interact with the business community.
MBIC offers approximately 7000 square feet of space including common facilities such as meeting space, boardroom and offices. All of our labs are secure and equipped with chemical-resistant lab benching, sinks with RO water, chemical fume-hoods with flammable storage cupboards and utilities to satisfy all equipment requirements. Our wet labs range in size from 415 to 915 square feet, while our dry labs are 225 square feet.
We know that it takes more than a great physical
location to develop your business. We know that
access to expertise, advice and support are equally important. That’s why we offer our clients the services of the Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network (GHBN), located within the MBIC. The Network is the catalyst for all business and support services. Through the GHBN we connect researchers with the business community, put entrepreneurs in touch with venture capitalists and identify opportunities and links with government incentive programs. We make the contacts so you can maximize your commercial potential to get your business up and running.
If you’re an entrepreneurial researcher or starting up a life sciences company, then the McMaster Biosciences Incubation Centre is the place for you. We promise our clients a lot more than premium research facilities. We also promise to lend our expertise and experience to support and accelerate your commercialization efforts.
You’ll find us at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McMaster enjoys an international reputation as a research powerhouse with an emphasis on health and life sciences. The City’s biotechnology cluster continues to grow with great successes in drug discovery and validation, gene therapy, clinical trials and health economics. Our strategic location – housed in McMaster’s new Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery – means our clients reap the benefits of working alongside some of Canada’s finest researchers in this world-class facility. It also means direct access to an elite talent pool of students and graduates.
Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network – a not-forprofit
corporation encompassing the City of Hamilton, Halton Region and the
Region of Niagara, McMaster University, its affiliated research
hospitals, municipal economic development agencies from the City of
Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Regions as well as representatives from
business, academia, hospitals and various levels of government.
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26602