Flexible lab and office solutions
at CIC St. Louis

offices & labs

CIC St. Louis spans three buildings in Cortex. No matter how your team likes to work, we are here for you.

Private Lab

Make sure your team has a dedicated lab space and benches to call their own.

For teams of 1 to 40

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Shared Lab

Only get the benches you need—equipped cutting-edge lab equipment.

For teams of 1 to 4

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Find a seat in a comfortable, open work environment surrounded by self-starters like yourself.

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Private Offices & Suites

A move-in-ready, fully-furnished, customizable space that you and your team can call your own.

For teams of 1 to 79+

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Labs and offices outfitted so
you can get to work

Lab Amenities

Move-In Ready

Get right to work.

 Benches and Stools

As many or few as you need.

Lab Equipment and Tech

Beyond the basics.

Eyewash Stations & Emergency Showers

Lab safety essentials.

Chemical Fume Hoods & Biosafety Cabinets

Trap and exhaust vapors and gas.

Office Amenities

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Dedicated Onsite Staff

Our concierge and Community Team supports you and your guests

Meet With Ease

Unmetered use of bookable, tech-enabled conference rooms and phone booths

Fully-Stocked Kitchens

Coffee, tea, and snacks for when the cravings hit

Building Access 24/7

Because not all schedules are 9-to-5

Secure, High-Speed Internet

Instantly connect in all CIC locations

Mailing Address

Business mailing address, with mail and package delivery

Commuter’s paradise

Easy access to public transportation

Print, Copy, and Fax

Unlimited access; no restrictions

Wellness Area

Dedicated space to relax and rejuvenate

Podcast Studio

Record your next episode like a pro

Game Room

Take a break and decompress

Global Passport

Access to any CIC innovation campus


Convenient options for your vehicle

Labs designed for your business

Newly renovated labs coming Summer 2024

To do great things you need the best tools. That is why our turnkey, wet lab spaces include access to state-of-the-art core lab equipment and services.

Below is a list of the equipment and services that come with your membership to CIC. In addition to this, each bench is outfitted with personal protective equipment and access to small benchtop instruments such as pipettors, pipette aids, and vortexes. We also provide training on all provided instruments.

Available Lab Equipment

Basic Laboratory Amenities  

  • Autoclaves
  • Ultrapure Water Dispensers
  • Ice Machine and Dry Ice
  • Chemical Fume Hoods in Certain Labs
  • Acid/Base and Flammable Material Storage 
  • Chemical and Biohazardous Waste Removal
  • Eyewash Stations & Access to Emergency Showers

Shared Laboratory Equipment 

  • Balances 
  • Biosafety Cabinet (BSL-2)
  • CO₂ Incubators

ThermoFisher, Coming Soon!

  • Automated Cell Counter
  • Spectrophotometer 
  • Electrophoresis Systems
  • Gel Imaging & Transfer Systems
  • Fluorescence and Brightfield Microscopes
  • Real-time PCR System

Additional Services Provided

Our Lab Operations Team is staffed 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, with staff onsite for holiday monitoring. The team provides:

  • Cold Package Storage
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Monthly Safety Checks
  • Access to Vendors and Sponsors for Equipment Training
  • Community “Cup of Sugar” Program
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Fueling Innovation: Transforming the St. Louis life sciences landscape

Learn about the growing and innovative life sciences community in St. Louis, featuring a conversation with expert panelists: 

  • Sam Fiorello of Cortex Innovation Community
  • Elliott Kellner of Danforth Plant Science Center 
  • Mark Lewis of WUGEN

I’m continually amazed and impressed by the personal attention the CIC team is able to deliver to all tenants. It really makes the place feel welcoming and warm.

 Kelly Annis | Wexford

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