State to invest $5 million in the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) to support early stage companies at its two incubators  


Amenities in the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County are state of the art and designed for use by nonprofit research organizations and commercial biotech start up companies. This list provides a general overview of available amenities.

Business & Entrepreneurial Services Available
  • Assistance with purchasing equipment and supplies
  • Promotion with venture capital/angels
  • Special annual events to promote companies at the Biotech Center (Entrepreneurial Spotlight, Regional Biotechnology Conference, weekly scientific and business seminars
  • Professional conference affiliation (PA Life Sciences, PACT, NBIA)
  • Grant assistance
  • Legal consultation on site
  • Life sciences and business consultants on site 

General Amenities Provided
  • Wet Ice
  • Dry Ice 
  • Natural Gas
  • Vacuum
  • Emergency Power
  • Lab Coats
  • Internet
  • Phone

Lab Amenities Provided
  • CO2 (Center will deliver and install)
  • Nitrogen (Center will deliver and install)
  • Other Gases on contract
  • BioSafety Cabinets (as available)
  • Chemical Fume Hood
  • Acid/Flammable Storage
  • DI Water
  • Eyewash
  • On-site lab supplies for purchase

Services Provided
  • Online Safety Training
  • Routine Safety Inspections
  • Minor Equipment Repair
  • Basic IT Support
  • Package Support
  • UPS/FedEx Assistance
Common Equipment
  • Cold Room (+4C)
  • Dark Room/Film Processor
  • Glassware Washer
  • Ice Machine
  • Liquid Nitrogen Freezer (x2)
  • Liquid Scintillation Counter
  • Plate Reader (x2)
  • Sonicator
  • Steam Sterilizer (x2)
  • Super Speed Centrifuge
  • Ultra Centrifuge (x3)
  • Ultra Pure Water

Permission Required Equipment
  • Automated PCR
  • Centrifuge
  • Centrifugal Evaporator (x4)
  • Fluorescent Microscope (x2)
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Imaging
  • Gel Imaging
  • Incubator Shaker (x3)
  • Liquid Chromatograph (x2)
  • Liquid Handling Robot
  • Mass Spectrometer (x2)
  • Real Time PCR
  • Rotavap

Equipment/Services (Fee)
  • Chemical Waste Disposal (Charged by Volume)
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal (Charged by Volume)
  • Flow Cytometer (x3)
  • Freezer Room (-20C)
  • High Throughput Plate Reader
  • Lyophilizer
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • Multiplexer
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonator