A prestige bio and life science hub offering a range of ready-to-use chemistry and biology laboratories, BioPark provides access to some of the latest technical equipment available for hire to support research and development in the life sciences sector. Also available are administrative support services and conferencing & meeting room facilities, including a large lecture theatre.
As part of the University of Hertfordshire group BioPark, managed by Exemplas, is proud to work closely with the Hertfordshire Growth Hub and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and to support the local economy.
Located in Welwyn Garden City, BioPark lies within the Cambridge- London-Oxford research 'Golden Triangle'. Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, BioPark also provides excellent transport links for domestic and international travel connections.
By train - BioPark is a ten minute walk from Welwyn Garden City's mainline railway station and the journey to Kings Cross is under 30 minutes.
By car - BioPark is close to the A1, M1 and M25 and is served by three international airports - Heathrow, Stansted and Luton all of which are around an hour by road. Parking is available on-site for 200 cars.
BioPark offers exceptionally good networking and collaboration opportunities, as it located close to key clinical research centres, Universities, pharmaceutical multinationals and over 400 biotechnology companies.
Virtual Tenancy Service
Our virtual tenancy service offers businesses the ability to access many of the benefits of BioPark without incurring the cost of taking up office space within the building.
This allows businesses including start-ups, spin outs and international organisations the opportunity to establish a base within a prestigious science park. Virtual tenants are provided with a BioPark address, telephone services and use of facilities and meeting rooms when required.
Lab and Office Lettings
Permanent tenants include biotechnology companies operating in the field of drug discovery and development, including Heptares Therapeutics and, together with medical device companies Zuvasyntha, Cyclofluidic and Essen Bio-science. Contract Research Organisations at BioPark include ABS Laboratories and Argenta. Tenants in ICT service provision are, ICE-ICT and ServerChoice. On-site IP advice is provided by Page Hargrave.
BioPark is also home to UK Trade & Investment, the University of Hertfordshire School of Pharmacy and Exemplas who provide business support services.
BioMarker Detection and Assay Service
BABS Biomarker Services offers a biomarker detection and assay service, under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) conditions, to biopharmaceutical companies, Higher Education Institutions and others with an interest in this emerging field of biomedical research.
The service is a partnership between BioPark and ABS Laboratories that allows organisations and researchers to rent time in the laboratory or utilise a full assay service if required.
Hire of the facility includes training and supervision from ABS Laboratories (where required), to assist researchers in undertaking their own biomarker assays.
The following services are available:
A full biomarker assay service - small or large batches administered by us on your behalf.
An assisted service - you have the use of the facility to perform assays using your own consumables. Our team will be on hand to assist as required.
Full use of the facility - available if you are looking to develop your own assays for novel biomarkers. Our team will be on hand to assist as required.
The facility utilises a state-of-the-art Meso Scale Discovery® (MSD) Multi-Array® detection unit, ‘MSDSECTOR® Imager 6000’ to read and quantify a wide range of single and multiplex kits for biomarkers, cell signalling pathways and immunogenicity assays.
The detector unit is based on electro-chemiluminescence technology; the assay kits are also provided by MSD. This platform has become the industry standard within many large pharmaceutical companies for supporting in-vitro, preclinical and clinical drug discovery and development. For more information please see www.meso-scale.com.
Meeting, Conference and Event Facilities
With an excellent choice of rooms, plenty of parking and quick rail links to Cambridge and Central London, BioPark is the ideal conferencing venue. Available to hire are:
- small meeting rooms (seat 6-8)
- a training room (seats 20)
- a board room (seats 12)
- 'Pillars Suite' (seats 30)
- a lecture theatre (seats 66)
For more information on BioParks Conference and Events Facilities please click here
Catering for meetings can be provided through BioPark's on-site restaurant.
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Laboratories and Specialist Facilities - BioPark
BioPark has an extensive range of suites of fully-fitted chemistry and biology laboratories, many of which have been recently refurbished and may be supplied with a range of laboratory gases. For more information please contact or to to see what space is available please click here
The Pillars Suite
The Pillars Suite is a large conference room with an open area located on the ground floor of BioPark. With capacity for up to 80 delegates, it is ideal for large scale events such as conferences, exhibitions and product launches.
The Lecture Theatre
A unique feature of BioPark, the state-of-the-art lecture theatre provides seating for up to 66 delegates in a cinema style setting, making it the ideal venue for seminars, lectures and product launches.
The Boardroom is a comfortable sized meeting room for formal team or company meetings. Seating up to 28 delegates the room offer a convenient layout for boardroom meetings.