Forging Partnerships at Bayer’s West Coast Innovation Center
By Kaitlin Milliken, Staff Writer
In 1999, the University of California San Francisco broke ground on an over 800,000-square-foot medical center near the rocky shores of the bay. Twenty years later, the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood houses a mix of startups, research facilities, and large companies seeking to advance the medical field. In fact, over 70 biotechnology companies and research centers populate the area, according to the San Francisco Weekly.
In 2011, Bayer AG, the German pharmaceutical giant, recognized the potential of Mission Bay’s ecosystem. The company relocated it’s Bay Area innovation efforts to the life science hub and opened the West Coast Innovation Center.... continued ...