One advantage of operating from within an incubator like the San Jose BioCenter is that small companies with just a few people can essentially act like they're operating as a department with a larger company.
The center provides operational support, in addition to the perk of being surrounded by other startups. Young companies often fail because they lack resources; the center says its support services provide infrastructure that companies need to succeed.
It offers conference facilities, chemical analytics labs, tissue culture facilities, cold rooms, and a biology lab--all serviced and maintained by the center and available 24 hours a day.
Genista Biosciences, seen here, is an biotech offering customized gene expression products and services designed for faster, cost-effective biomarker discovery and validation using real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction technology.