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Life Science Incubator Space

The premier life science incubation space in Philadelphia.

Located at Cira Centre and 30th Street Station.

Built by Brandywine Real Estate Investment Trust.

Powered by the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center.


B+labs is positioned to be the hub of life science entrepreneurial and growth activity in Philadelphia.

Located within Cira Centre at 30th Street Station, B+labs operates 50 000SF of wet lab and office space to support the creation, growth, and success of companies discovering and developing novel medicines and technologies.

Current B+labs-located companies, along with their founders, investors, and collaborators, are working with emerging and proven therapeutic modalities to change clinical treatment paradigms and outcomes for patients around the world. 

B+labs supports these companies with lab space, operational capabilities, and a network of organizations and individuals with expertise across the lifecycle of growth and product development to ensure Philadelphia remains at the frontier of medical innovation.

Features of Space

The B+labs flagship location in Philadelphia comprises 50,000SF of plug-and-play lab and office space over two floors at Cira Centre.

Lab Offerings: 191 lab benches, 35 desks, 15 private offices; open desking space; 20 total labs offering 3 to 20 lab benches per lab; shared Accelerator lab space for emerging cos; on-site vivarium (Q1 2024); conference rooms; large event and meeting space; shared scientific instrumentation and equipment; complete management of EHS and Facility needs as well as biological and chemical waste streams; an emerging collaborative and networked environment to enable company growth (i.e. capital, instrument and equipment purchasing, recruiting, scientific and business consultation).

Amenities: convenient access to 30th St. Station in Philadelphia; on-site parking (Amtrak garage); on-site gym and restaurant; kitchen and lounge areas; free coffee; proximity to UPenn and Drexel University (University City); proximity to Cira Green and Schuylkill River Trail; B+labs network access to social, talent/recruiting and additional value-add services.

Resident Co. Portfolio and Alumni

Current portfolio resident companies at B+labs include some of the most promising emerging cos. backed by innovative and experienced scientists, investors, and business executives.

Philadelphia Ecosystem

Philadelphia has always been a city recognized around the globe for world-class healthcare and clinical expertise.

With a concentration of that expertise in the University City area of Philadelphia, B+labs is situated at the 30th Street Station gateway to this hub of healthcare innovation and intelligence.

Given the recent clinical success of advanced therapies being forged in the city, including the first FDA-approved cell (Kymriah) and gene (Luxterna) therapies, B+labs is focused on retaining, attracting, and supporting those scientists, founders, and investors dedicated to advancing life-changing medicines by providing elite lab and office spaces in the context of a collaborative network. 

B+labs was built by Philadelphia-HQ’d Brandywine Real Estate Investment Trust, is managed by the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC), and operates under Philadelphia-rooted staff. We have a strong interest in ensuring Philadelphia continues to advance its reputation as a center for novel medicine discovery and development and advanced healthcare.



Matthew Burkhardt

Bob Rovinsky
Assoc. Director

Crisbel Baez
Assoc. Director, Community Experience and Partner Relations

Timothy Lutz
Manager, Lab Operations

Isaiah Alvarez
Assoc. Manager, Lab Operations

Bashyra Brunson
Site Services Associate