London BioScience Innovation Centre

London BioScience Innovation Centre

2 Royal College Street


The London BioScience Innovation Centre (LBIC) offers lab and office space as well as a virtual service in a central London location at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).


Founded in 2000, LBIC is home to around 60 physical and virtual clients, ranging from micro businesses to multi-national corporations. Since opening, LBIC has supported over 200 companies, some of which have progressed to their own premises, multiple locations and flotation on the stock market. Many clients are working in drug discovery and therapeutics, with others working in diagnostics, med tech and clean tech. LBIC offers flexible terms, allowing companies to grow at their own pace.

LBIC is committed to improving sustainability across its operations and is collaborating with clients to become carbon neutral and reduce environmental impact. LBIC also works with the local community to make a meaningful economic and social contribution.


Just ten minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations in central London, LBIC’s location offers outstanding access to domestic and international transport links. LBIC is part of the thriving King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, which includes over 50 world-leading research institutions and organisations within life science, technology, and the arts. Other notable members include Google, Astra Zeneca and the Francis Crick Institute.


LBIC has over 28,000 sq ft of lab and office space, plus access to meeting rooms and the incredible Lightwell café in the RVC, which features elephant and ostrich skeletons.

The Category II laboratories feature temperature control, integrated gas piping and Class II microbiological safety cabinets. LBIC’s sterilisation suite provides a full package to lab clients including clinical waste disposal, glass washing, media autoclaving and access to distilled water.

LBIC’s virtual client facility provides a low-risk option for companies to establish a London base, with services including telephone answering, mail redirection, access to networking events and discounted meeting rooms.


The knowledgeable team work hard to ensure that LBIC meets client needs beyond reception services and lab support. The Business Support Network brings together specialist advisors to offer clients their expertise in areas such as finance, law and recruitment. Clients also get a one-year Gold membership of a networking organisation as well as complimentary passes to conferences and events, some with speaking opportunities. LBIC also promotes client news and offers a web page for each client.


As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), LBIC facilitates collaboration opportunities with world-leading researchers, as well as providing access to specialist equipment, student placements and contract research services. Founded in 1791, the RVC is a research-led institution, with the Research Excellence Framework 2021 scoring 88% of its research as world-leading or internationally excellent. The RVC is top of the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022 in veterinary science.

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