Scientific support

Access to mentoring, scientific equipment and facilities to help deliver innovation.

Community Lab


With a broad range of essential equipment the Community Lab is free of charge to lab-based occupiers.

  • Autoclave and glass washing facilities
  • Cold room and -80◦C freezer
  • Darkroom
  • PCR facilities
  • Flow Cytometry/sorting (4-laser FACS Aria cellsorter/analyser)

GE Technology Lab

State-of-the-art equipment

The only one of its kind in Europe, the GE Technology Lab provides the latest high specification analytical and imaging equipment.  

  • Biacore 8K Plus
  • Biacore T200
  • Typhoon 5
  • AKTA Avant
  • AKTA Pure
  • IN Cell Analyser 6500

Free to use other than a charge for the consumables that you use.

Cell and Gene Therapy scale up facilities

Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre

The £60 million Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre opened in April 2018 and is set to double capacity to 12 collaborator units. The world-leading centre enables the development, scale-up and commercialisation of cell and gene therapies. The facility provides collaborators from SMEs to multinationals with the equipment, specialists and supply chain to fast track cell and gene therapies to the patients who need them. 

Scientific advice

Specialist Pharma Advice

SBC occupiers have access to a large number of highly experienced professionals who have a proven track record of bringing compounds from discovery through to launch and who are seeking to identify potential areas of partnership.  More information

Advice is available on a non-confidential basis from GSK and other large pharmaceutical companies who regularly hot desk on Campus, including Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and Lonza Biologics.

GSK Fellows

Senior researchers based at GSK are matched with individual companies to provide scientific and business advice on a non-confidential basis.

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