After opening in 2004, the center took about a year to grow to its full capacity and has been full ever since. About two dozen companies are currently part of the center.
The terms of the leases are 90 days, then go to month to month. The leases are designed to give companies the flexibility to move out when they outgrow the facility, or to take over other labs and expand their presence there.
Affiliate members that would just need access to equipment can use the analytic and diagnostic gear without having to occupy lab space. Such companies can come in on an hourly basis to use the equipment themselves or have tests performed by center staff.