The UCSF Mission Bay research campus anchors a growing innovation zone on the San Francisco waterfront.

BioSF is a partnership between academia and government to develop and promote the biotech industry in San Francisco. The partners—QB3, the California Innovation Hub (iHub) initiative, the San Francisco Office of Economic Workforce Development, and the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED)—are working together to support startup creation and recruit industry and investors to the growing innovation zone centered at UCSF Mission Bay. BioSF will ensure the success of this ecosystem by promoting collaborations.

The program is funded by iHub, QB3, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. (SFCED coordinates the Greater Mission Bay Area iHub.)

BioSF is led by Adriana Tajonar, QB3’s entrepreneurship program manager.

BioSF was inspired by the success of the close working relationship between the partners and the growth of Mission Bay as a leading bio-innovation ecosystem, which now has over 30 small companies, six large companies, and nine venture capital firms.