Why Symbiote?

Building a Flexible Foundation

Symbiote was founded to develop specialty components for Herman Miller. This relationship shaped how we do things today—as every lab project is unique and needs a custom solution. This includes:

  • the economic drivers and dynamics of your space.  
  • efficiency, scalability and safety concerns. 
  • specific power, weight loads and utility connections.

This foundation ensures your lab furniture system is both durable enough for your equipment investment and scalable for the future. 

Our Customers: Health / Life Science, Tech and Aerospace Labs

Installations range from small data research facilities to large hospitals, clinics and universities. Symbiote furniture meets safety and ADA requirements for Health / Life Science, Tech and Aerospace applications. Learn how we help our customers and view our Photo Gallery.


Healthcare Labs

  • Amway Chemistry Lab
  • Central Hospital University of Montreal (CHUM)
  • Holy Cross Hospital Lab and Pharmacy
  • Hospital Sterile Labs, multiple locations
  • LabCorp  
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Simplot Beef Processing Test Lab
  • Spectrum Health
  • VA hospitals
  • Vanderbilt University - robotic pharmacy
  • US Department of Agriculture

Life Science Labs

  • Arizona State University
  • Continental 
  • Covance - Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Intermountain Healthcare, Precision Genomics
  • Langley Air Force Base - histology lab
  • Marion University
  • NeoGenomics Laboratories
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Translational Genomics Research
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington

High Tech Labs

  • Apple
  • Banner Engineering
  • Continental
  • CNXMotion (Continental/Nexteer Automotive)
  • Facebook R&D
  • GateWay Community College
  • General Motors Battery Test Lab
  • Google
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kings Ridge Preparatory Academy
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • MathWorks
  • Vigilant, a DRW Company

Aerospace Labs

  • Boeing
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Los Alamos Labs
  • Motorola R&D
  • Rockwell Collins
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S Navy

Not only did the Symbiote product get delivered faster than the other companies promised, it was twice as fast and better quality. Time is money, and Symbiote is aware of how important that is.  - Harl Alley, The Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University

Top 5 Questions Answered about Symbiote Lab Furniture

  1. Have you ever done architectural work/projects? Yes, 50 percent of the time, under division 11 and 12.
  2. How do you integrate with equipment/other systems that are not off the shelf or have a point of connection, i.e. cabinetry, cutting a hole for a sink? All products or custom integrations are laid out on .dwg base plans. 
  3. What weight load can your products support? Typical benches support 500-750 lbs. and electric benches lift 750 lbs. Loads are calculated using uniform, dynamic and static loads, which vary from component loading to maximum loads, up to 2,000 lbs.
  4. What is the typical termination module for meeting the ground? How low? Our ground point for an ESD ground is a serrated ground stud on the rear right corner of the carbon-layered work surface. It connects to the ground point on our plug strip which contacts earth ground through the electrical receptacle.
  5. Can you do custom widths, lengths, depths? Yes. Custom products are Symbiote’s core competency.

We help our customers build labs in smart, meaningful ways to get results.

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