Chicago: Our Flagship Location

Portal’s flagship location is on the Fulton Labs campus in Chicago’s Fulton Market—the city’s epicenter for technology and innovation and one of its fastest-growing neighborhoods. Here, our portfolio companies become part of a vibrant work/live/play community with ready access to top-tier universities, medical centers, service providers, and large companies. Inside the Portal office, our expansive space has been thoughtfully designed to provide best-in-class, fully equipped wet/dry lab and work space that can adapt and configure to the unique needs of each of our companies. “Smart” windows from View regulate glare and temperature, optimize natural light, and frame stunning skyline views. Generous common areas and modern amenities foster collaboration and comfort.

Chicago: everything within reach


pharma companies


device/diagnostic companies


leading bioscience universities


new Fulton Market residences by 2022

What our location offers

One issue with biotech and med tech, is the amount of space the technology can occupy. From tissue culture research, to industrial freezers, Portal Innovations has the ability to handle the capacity. We currently have over 50,000 SF of space, featuring state-of-the-art lab equipment and concierge-level office service.

  • $6 million of world-class lab equipment
  • Full cell culture equipment including hoods, incubators, microscope, auto cell counter, fridges, flammable cabinet, and -80 freezer
  • Floor centrifuge for plates and tubes, shakers, autoclave, RO water system, and molecular water system
  • Evos microscopes
  • 3-D Printing
  • Chemometec auto-cell counter
  • Himac ultracentrifuge 
  • Non-hazardous waste removal; EHS services; lab coat dry cleaning
  • 50,000 square feet of real estate
  • Open area concept
  • Concierge-level office space
  • Full amenities at Portal including use of conference rooms, shared kitchen and other common space. 
  • Fully equipped office furniture 
  • A/V equipment for in-house video recording and speeches
  • Employee support amenities (i.e. fully stocked kitchen, wellness rooms)
  • Large to small conference rooms on Portal’s floor for convening the full team or smaller groups

“Life sciences is a key sector to drive growth. I’m excited to see Portal Innovations set up shop in Illinois and build a groundbreaking venture.” 

JB Pritzker
Governor, State of Illinois