Biomeme Headquarters

Biomeme Headquarters


Size: 44,000 sf

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: Strada

Builder: P. Agnes

Biomeme Inc., is a biotechnology research firm with a platform that transforms smartphones into a mobile lab for advanced DNA diagnostics and real-time disease surveillance. The system includes a docking station for real-time PCR, a mobile app to control the system and analyze results, and targeted test kits for preparing samples and identifying pathogens or diseases by their specific DNA or RNA signatures.

Biomeme signed a 10-year lease at 401 N. Broad Street in Center City, Philadelphia, for its new headquarters, lab, and production space. Netrality Data Centers is the landlord. The move from a smaller space on Chestnut Street allowed the firm to remain in the city while accommodating its Philadelphia-based workforce in one location. Biomeme received a RACP grant to help fund the project.

The new office was created with Biomeme’s values of collaboration, community, and creativity in mind, resulting in a mainly open floor plan incorporating glass panes, a number of common areas, focus rooms, and huddle spaces. There’s a plant wall in the lobby, a large cafe area,  highly technical research & development labs, device and bio-manufacturing, warehousing, and office spaces.

Aegis helped to finalize the lease and transitioned to full owner’s representative services for fitout of the new space as well as relocation, move management, and a decommissioning of Biomeme’s previous space.

The project won Best Office Lease in the Philadelphia Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2021.

Professional photos © Jeffrey Totaro 2022