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Life Sciences Startups Outgrow Their San Francisco Incubators

The UpTake: San Francisco’s biotech and cleantech enclave of Mission Bay has given rise to nearly 100 young companies. But many of them are growing so rapidly they’re about to outgrow their childhood homes.

First, the good news: Young life sciences companies in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco are largely surviving, thriving and growing.

Now the bad news: They’re going to need a lot more space — and soon.

San Francisco’s biotech and cleantech enclave has given rise to nearly 100 early-stage companies — from startups direct from the lab benches of the University of California, San Francisco, to corporate-backed serial entrepreneurs — as well as a tapestry of related firms. What’s more, many of those startups have hung on and grown despite an era of financial desperation.

Read more: Upstart Business Journal Life sciences startups outgrow their San Francisco incubators

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