We seek to facilitate the growth of life sciences companies by providing a Power Membership. This provides access for early-stage entrepreneurs to low-cost laboratory facilities.

Benefits at BUGSS for Power Members:
• Month-to-month fee with no long term lease
• 24/7 access to the BUGSS laboratory and facilities (additional fee applies)
• Discounted rate for the Affiliates Program at the IMET Harbor Launch bioincubator
• Use of BUGSS business mailing address
• On-site technical assistance at no charge
• In depth technical and laboratory assistance available for additional fees
• Dedicated dry, refrigerated and freezer (-20°C, -70°C) storage space
• Established vendor accounts for supply ordering
• On-site fitness center, secure parking lot, and proximity to the Emerging Technology Center

Facilities and Equipment available at the BUGSS lab:
• 30°C and 37°C microbial incubators and variable temperature shaking incubators
• Multiple PCR machines
• 96-well Real-time PCR machines
• Beckman Coulter DU530 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
• Eppendorf 5415C microcentrifuges and high speed centrifuge
• NanoDrop N1000 spectrophotometer
• Equipment for horizontal and vertical gel electrophoresis and visualization
• Scales, pH meter, water baths, vortex mixers
• Biosafety containment hood
• Autoclave

In addition to our Power Membership, we also offer an Entrepreneur Membership. Entrepreneur Members receive joint membership: Power Membership at BUGSS (described above) plus an Associates Membership at Harbor Launch:
BUGSS has joined forces with Harbor Launch at IMET (The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology), a startup incubator located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Members of both Harbor Launch and BUGSS receive special rates of $150 per month per company for joint membership; joint membership provides access to the wet lab space at BUGSS and also membership in Harbor Launch’s affiliates program which provides business advising. You can read more about it here: https://technical.ly/baltimore/2018/03/20/two-baltimore-biotech-hubs-partnering-help-scientist-entrpreneurs/ or visit the Harbor Launch website to learn more about their affiliates program: http://imet.umces.edu/harborlaunch/index.php/availablespace/

The lab is located at 101 N. Haven St, Suite 105, Baltimore MD 21224

For more information, contact us at: info@bugssonline.org

Use the dropdown menu to select the membership type and payment frequency. In addition to paying online, please fill out the membership agreement and contact Lisa Scheifele (lscheifele@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

Welcome to the BUGSS community!

Payment Options

Complete the application form as a Power Member:  BUGSS membership agreement

Payment Options

Complete the Entrepreneur Member application form: BUGSS entrepreneur membership agreement