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Helix 51 Incubator

The new RFUMS Helix 51 Incubator represents Chicago’s newest bioscience incubator for start-ups, early stage companies and international companies looking for a “soft landing” in this major Midwest life science hub, located in the heart of Lake County, Illinois. The Helix 51 Incubator offers more than 5,500 sf of lab, office, and conference room space and includes:

  • Furnished offices with desks, chairs and filing cabinets
  • Labs with biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods, emergency power, RO water
  • Freezer/refrigeration room
  • Autoclave and glasswash room
  • Breakroom for coffee and food/beverage refrigerator 
  • Landline phones
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Building security pass
  • Guest wifi

Additional amenities include access to:

  • DNA Cafe
  • Fitness Center
  • On-site Library
  • Campus Parking
  • Rental of larger group conference rooms (40 to several hundred persons)

Short-term renewable rental options are available (6 months) to provide flexibility for start-up and early stage companies. Growth beyond the incubator into larger space is offered in the adjacent Innovation and Research Park.