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St. Louis County Economic Council

Helix Center Biotech Incubator

The Helix Center is a small business incubator supporting the growth of early-stage plant and life science start-up companies by providing affordable office and laboratory space, access to expertise, and a strong family of facilities with nearby Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bio-Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park.

An existing 47,000-square-foot office building was renovated to provide 35,000 square feet of space for the Center and includes the following features:

  • Office and conference/meeting space
  • 12 wet labs (initial build-out) plus 4 wet/dry labs (future build-out)
  • Additional dry/specialized instrument lab space on first floor (future build-out)
  • Laboratory support space – tissue culture suite, glass wash room, freezer farm, heavy/vibration-producing equipment room, storage
  • Locker room and shower with bicycle storage
  • Existing tenant to remain on first floor (maintained in operation during construction)


Creve Coeur, Missouri


35,000 GSF


Program review, concept design; equipment planning; assisted with design, documentation and construction administration


Christner Architects


William Tao and Associates

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