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)

Cytiva Technology Lab

State-of-the-art equipment

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

  • VIA Freeze Uno
  • Biacore 8K+
  • Biacore T200
  • Amersham Typhoon 5
  • ÄKTA avant
  • ÄKTA pure

The Cytiva Technology Lab is free for occupiers other than a charge for consumables used.

Cell and Gene Therapy scale up facilities

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre

The £60 million Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre opened in April 2018 and has 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. 

Scientific meetings

A number of events take place to share knowledge and disucss developments, including special science interest groups and occupier lunches.

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