The interface between high-impact biomedical research and early-stage commercialization

Situated in the center of one of the most concentrated hubs for biomedical innovation in the world, the Ford Center Incubator serves as a home for early-stage life science companies sitting along the interface between high-impact biomedical research and early-stage commercialization.

Applications are being accepted now for space availability in Q1 2024.

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The incubator provides a combination of robust lab space and modern office across both affordable open workplaces and private suites. Leverage a powerhouse of scientific services and expertise that drives some of the most prestigious labs in the world.


Proximity to a talent pool of over 2,000 scientific and medical trainees across over 600 research group leaders consisting of key opinion leaders, award-winning scientists, and potential clinical partners.


The Incubator is located in the heart of The Rockefeller University’s campus. While steps away from the bustling city, the incubator offers a secluded environment of scholarship and focus that provides on-demand respite from NYC streets.


  • Over 8,000 square-feet of wet-lab and office space
  • Robust lab: six (6) private lab suites, two (2) co-working lab spaces, two (2) shared access tissue culture rooms equipped with standard equipment, and three (3) chemical fume hoods
  • Modern office: three (3) private office suites, 5 meeting/phone rooms, break room w/ stocked complimentary items
  • Provision of cold storage, standard molecular biology equipment, and common consumables and PPE for shared consumption or usage
  • Complimentary copier/scanner equipment and teleconferencing facilities
  • Access to on-site university core facilities, including high-throughput drug screening, flow cytometry, antibody production, and a full-service vivarium facility, as available
  • Lab services including pick-up/drop-off glass washing and autoclaving, pipette calibration, lab coat laundering, and biohazardous/chemical waste removal
  • Access to university dining and café facilities, operated by renowned hospitality company Great Performances, offering a rotating menu of gourmet breakfast and lunch options at affordable pricing
  • Access to select scientific seminars on campus
  • High-speed internet service (provided via Gigabit ethernet and Wi-Fi 6) and optional VoIP installation and provider services
  • 24/7 access and security guard services

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