VuPoint Research San Francisco


395 Oyster Point
Suite 209
South San Francisco, CA 94080

: 650-238-3683
P2: 503-977-6780
FX: 503-245-9677
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Jack Dunigan
Facility Manager

Meghan Lybrand
Account Executive

Bert Lybrand
Sr. Vice President

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Business Type
  • Data Collection - Qualitative
  • Focus Group / Qualitative Facility
  • Qualitative Consultant/Moderator
  • Related Support Services
  • Research Supplier / Provider
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Top Rated focus group facility over 15 years. Located on the bay in South San Francisco (the heart of the Biotech & Pharmaceutical industry), VuPoint enjoys sweeping views of Oyster Point Marina. We have the largest focus group room in the Bay Area, and we’re the only facility in the San Francisco market with Free Parking for both respondents and clients. We’re also closest to San Francisco International Airport/SFO—easy-in/easy-out, without the traffic headaches

We configure our rooms to meet your needs: living room, focus group, classroom, or auditorium. Amenities include spacious client viewing rooms with adjacent lounges, WiFi, complete A/V recording, viewer-controlled audio, CCTV overflow viewing, FocusVision, KTVA Productions live web streaming, plenty of free parking, and handicap access. You’ll feel right at home with our fully-stocked refrigerators, fresh-baked cookies, local microbrews, and award-winning California wines.

Our warm and professional staff are happy to help you with your research needs: questionnaire development, recruiting, logistics, incentives, hosting, and room rental. Additional services include executive interviewing, moderating, remote client monitoring, and platinum-level intercept interviewing. Make VuPoint Research your choice for focus groups, mock trials, one-on-one interviews, product and taste tests, usability testing, user experience (UX) studies, and central location tests (CLTs).

Industries served include consumer, B2B, biotech, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods (CPG), food & beverage, high-tech, computer, software, information technology (IT), video games, energy & utilities, insurance, legal, government, non-profit, manufacturing/materials, and more.

We work closely with our sister companies: VuPoint Research–Portland focus group facility, MDC Research full-service primary market research, and VuPoint Research in New Mexico (108-seat quantitative call center). We support marketing research projects of all types and sizes, and we thrive on challenging, unique, and creative research designs.

Central Telephone Facility
# Stations: 10
International Coverage: Yes
In-House Tabulations: Yes
In-House Programming: Yes
Recruiting Services
Recruit for: focus groups
central location studies 
Recruiting in-house: 50 recruiters on staff 
Database available: 40,000 names
Opt-In for:  
Recruit for:  
Study Types Recruit for: consumer
Ethnography & Usability
Description: Our professional staff will handle your challenging consumer and B2B recruits—for projects across the US and at any facility. The best call on VuPoint, because we get it done.
Focus Group Services
Facility Location: office building  
Miles from Airport: 5  
# Rooms: 3 focus group rooms
Usability lab: 10 PCs with internet access  
Focus Group Moderators: Yes
One-on-one, In-depth interviewers: Yes
Focus Group Room(s):  
Room 1: 20 ' x 38 ' - 40 seats
Room 2: 16 ' x 25 ' - 20 seats
Room 3: 18 ' x 20 ' - 12 seats
Description: Location matters… Only 7 minutes to SFO with easy access to SF and Peninsula. Located in the heart of the biotech/pharma industry. Biggest room in Bay Area + Free Parking!
Central Location Testing Facility
Viewing Capabilities: Yes
Computer/tablet/devices: 15 computer/tablet/devices
Internet Access: Yes
Description: New focus group facility: 3 suites + bonus area, all w/viewing rooms. Closest to SFO, w/biggest room in the city. Perfect for mock jury, taste test, UX/usability, IDI’s, CLT’s, etc.
Off-Site/Remote Interviewing
In-Store Demos: Yes  
Taste Tests: Yes  
In-Store Audits: Yes  
Remote/Field Interviewing: For On-Site Assignments & Mystery Shopping
Door-to-Door Interviewing: Yes
Research Software
Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI): Voxco  
Web Survey (CAWI): Voxco