• 69,000-square foot interdisciplinary research facility with leasable lab spaces
  • Research lab spaces for rent to entrepreneurs, start-up companies and established businesses that focus on biotechnology, analytical and environmental sciences and early-stage pharmaceutical research and development
  • LEED certified facility
  • Ebb Tide Cafe 
  • Natural wooded environment
  • Affordable commercial labs available for lease


Designed by scientists for scientists

Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wilmington, North Carolina, the state-of-the-art MARBIONC Building offers multi-functional laboratories and specialized research equipment designed to catalyze university-industry partnerships and promote economic development through translational research.

Direct access to core facilitiesMARBIONC office space.

In the MARBIONC Building, hub tenants will have access to the most advanced biotechnology laboratories and equipment on the East Coast, with established researchers, state-of-the-art instrumentation, biological activity screening, analytical services, synthetic chemists, information technology staff and marine biotechnology expertise.

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Building features include:

  • LEED certification
  • 24/7 physical and IT security
  • Full power backup protection/100% power back-up
  • Designed to withstand Category 3 hurricane force winds

The open floorplans and modular design for lab space provide tenants with a wide range of options to accommodate diverse workflows and research needs.MARBIONC lab module floor plan.

Lab features include:

  • Contiguous office and labs
  • Modular space (infinite configurations without construction)
  • Movable lab tables
  • Extra equipment storage space
  • Wall-mounted hoods and sinks
  • Ceiling-mounted utilities
  • DI water

Other building features:

  • Large and small autoclaves on each floor
  • Cold and Freezer room as available