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South San Francisco is home to the world’s largest Biotech campus with over 215 biotechnology companies occupying 11 million square feet of R&D and office space….and growing, with nearly seven million square feet of additional R&D space under construction. A growing list of new biotechnology companies are making South San Francisco home, including Denali and Google-backed companies Calico and Verily, joining established companies like Genentech, Amgen, Thermo-Fisher, Johnson & Johnson and more.

South San Francisco is the center of biotech talent, boasting a workforce of over 20,000 biotechnology professionals all on one campus, in addition to the researchers at nearby University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and University of California Berkeley (UCB). Innovation and entrepreneurship is at the center of everything we do, and it shows – South San Francisco companies ranked #1 in NIH grants, #1 in IPO valuations and #1 patents received in 2013 – 2015.
South San Francisco has 40 years of experience hosting biotech companies, earning the title of the “Birthplace of Biotech.” Its wide range of local services, talented workforce and regional infrastructure makes it an ideal place to conduct business and live. If you are serious about biotechnology, you need to be in South San Francisco.

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