Massachusetts is home to some of the world’s most successful life sciences incubators. With locations in Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Lowell, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester, among others that entrepreneurs have the opportunity to stay connected to Massachusetts’ booming life sciences ecosystem.

Life sciences incubators provide entrepreneurs with the space, services, equipment and expertise needed to successfully start a company at a fraction of the cost it would take to set up your own lab.

Click the organizations listed below to learn more about the many incubators that are available in Massachusetts.


ABI-LAB – Natick, MA

  • ABI-LAB is an affordable Boston Area-based Accelerator and Bio-Incubator whose mission is to support startup companies and to accelerate their drug discovery programs, through the availability of 65 lab spaces and innovative pre-clinical services. It combines state-of-the-art laboratory spaces with a comprehensive list of tenant amenities at an affordable rate.
  • Our current building is a 17,000 ft. building with 17 private lab suites. Each suite (approx. 350-500 ft.) includes a modern laboratory space, some offices, and shared equipment options.
  • The new facility is under construction and will open in December 2019. The structure is 68,000 sq. ft. consisting of four stories, two of which will contain a build-to-suit laboratories ranging from 800-8,000 sq. ft. The space will hold up to 47 companies, each with their own private labs.
  • We are always looking for new opportunities to provide support to emerging biotech companies by welcoming them into our family.
  • Please visit abi-lab.comfor more information.

Afford Labs – Methuen, MA

  • Newly renovated 10,000 Sq. Ft. facility in Class A industrial building.
  • Easy access: 2 miles from 93 and 495.
  • 24 hour access and secure location, free parking, 5 minute to commuter rail station, scenic views of Spicket River.
  • Very affordable compared to Cambridge and Boston.

Please visit Afford Labs for more information.

Agility Labs – Boston, MA

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  • Conveniently located in Boston’s South End.
  • Agility Labs by Triple Ring Technologies provides space, support and community.
  • Emerging biotech and medtech companies can take advantage of flexibly equipped labs (BSL-2 and dry), office space, and on-demand R&D and other services.

Alexandria LaunchLabs – Cambridge, MA

  • The premier platform dramatically accelerating the growth of early-stage life science companies, Alexandria LaunchLabs provides move-in-ready office and laboratory space, first-class support resources, shared equipment and services, creative amenities, engagement with Alexandria’s world-class network, and access to startup capital through the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform.
  • Cost-effective space starting at $1,995/month fora lab bench, workstation, and membership
  • Private offices starting at $3,000/month
  • Private labs with 6—10 benches starting at $13,500/month
  • To apply for space and seed capital, visit Alexandria LaunchLabs.

Arsenal Lab Space – Watertown, MA


  • Private Lab Suites with Customizable Equipment Choices
  • Ability to Lease additional Equipment from Cambridge Scientific
  • Conveniently Located off Desirable Arsenal Street in Watertown, (Next Door to Cambridge and only 2 miles to Harvard Square and 4.5 to miles Kendall Square)
  • For more information, please visit

AstraZeneca Boston Biohub Incubator – Waltham, MA

  • The AstraZeneca Incubator will help emerging start-up companies to advance new and innovative healthcare solutions that meet patient needs.
  • Free access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Mentoring from AstraZeneca and other companies within our research BioHub including access to business development and legal expertise
  • Full access to site amenities including conference facilities, auditorium and on-site cafeteria
  • Visit their website for more info.

Berkshire Innovation Center – Pittsfield, MA

  • Located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • The Berkshire Innovation Center’s (BIC) Goal is to support Existing Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers in the Berkshires by providing access to Capital Equipment, Industry Specific Training and Networking Opportunities
  • Our Primary Focus will be in the Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Industries with the ultimate goal of becoming a regional innovation Hub for Innovation spurring  Economic Growth, Job Creation and Investment

Please visit Berkshire Innovation Center for more information.

BioSquare – Cambridge, MA


  • Located in Boston’s South End on Albany Street
  • Site contains over 700,000 gross square feet of accessible space
  • Tenants enjoy unparalleled access  to biomedical and operational core services, allowing the utilization of special services without incurring a considerable expense
  • Please visit for more details

Cambridge Innovation Center – Cambridge, MA


  • Located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Since 2001 its clients have earned over $7.1 b in venture capital
  • Clients include growing technology and life sciences companies, professional service firms, and venture capitalists.
  • Please visit for more details

Cambridge Scientific – Watertown, MA

  • Private Lab Suites that Conform to Biosafety Level 2 and Below with Customizable Equipment Choices
  • Ability to Lease Additional Equipment from Cambridge Scientific
  • Conveniently Located off Desirable Arsenal Street in Watertown, (Next Door to Cambridge and only 2 miles to Harvard Square and 4.5 to miles Kendall Square)
  • For more information, please visit Cambridge Scientific or call (617) 354-8900

CreaGen Life Science Incubator – Woburn, MA

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  • Located in Woburn, Massachusetts, less than 10 miles/10 minutes from Cambridge/Boston. Flexible, affordable, private and shared offices and labs with high-end chemistry equipment
  • Entrepreneurs are provided with a collaborative environment; support from senior level scientists, consultants, business executives,  and introductions to investors and other critical resources.
  • The facility hosts more than 6 life science companies and has graduated several already.
  • Please visit for details, arrange a tour and discussion.

Enterprise Center – Salem, MA


  • Located within Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Houses a variety of companies from startups to fully established businesses
  • Plays host to several large programming events, including the 128 North Venture Breakfast Series, the annual Million Dollar Women’s Symposium, and the annual North of Boston Business Plan Competition
  • Please visit for more details

Forsyth Entrepreneurial Science Center – Cambridge, MA


  • The mission of The Forsyth Entrepreneurial Science Center (FESC), co-located within the nonprofit research institute, is to foster innovative biomedical research and to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies.
  • The FESC provides lab and office space to entrepreneurs, as well as support for grant pursuit, outside corporate sponsorship and access to Forsyth’s “Entrepreneurs in Residence.”
  • Preference is given to tenants that align with Forsyth’s scientific domain, which includes the $100 billion dollar oral health market and synergistic research related to global health with a focus on the microbiome, immunology and infectious disease.
  • For more information, please visit:

LabCentral – Cambridge, MA

  • A 28,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Kendall Square, Cambridge
  • LabCentral provides first-class facility and administrative support, and skilled laboratory personnel
  • Offers fully permitted laboratory and office space for as many as 25 startups comprising approximately 100 scientists and entrepreneurs
  • Please visit to learn more

LabShares – Newton, MA

LabShares – Newton, MA

  • Newly built, light-filled incubator with shared access to small and large lab equipment
  • Located on the Newton-Watertown line on the Charles River, just 15 minutes from Kendall Square
  • Free parking!
  • For more information, please visit

Launch – Woburn, MA


  • Located in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Combines the support and synergy of a co-working environment with the convenience of a major business campus
  • Offers a variety of month-to-month plans and prices
  • Please visit for more details

Mansfield Bio-Incubator – Mansfield, MA

  • Our Mission is to facilitate and assist the creation, growth, and success of the next generation of biotech companies. We aim to do this by creating a vibrant community and maintaining the affordable lab and office space and striving to support the entrepreneurs any way we can.
  • The facility is an open-concept laboratory and office space that can house up to 12-15 early-stage companies. The incubator is a renovated 10,000 square feet space within a former manufacturing plant, with ample expansion opportunities.
  • Mansfield Bio-Incubator is conveniently located halfway between Boston and Providence. We are about 0.7 miles from the Mansfield Train Station (Providence/Stoughton MBTA Commuter Rail line), with the shuttle service available, and about 3 miles from the Rt 95 – Rt 140 exit.
  • Please visit for more details

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives – Worcester, MA



  • Located in four facilities in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • MBI offers 30,000 SF of private laboratories and shared equipment for startup companies at an affordable “all-inclusive” rent.
  • Founded in 1985, MBI provides business assistance and access to vivarium facilities and CORE equipment at local institutions.
  • Please visit for more details

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) – Lowell, MA


  • Located in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Leverages the engineering, business and clinical strengths of the UMass campuses in Lowell and Worcester to provide fee-based services in the areas of business planning, product prototype development and clinical pathway assistance
  • Space includes 6 laboratory suites including two fully equipped office suites
  • Please visit for more details

NGIN Workplace – Cambridge, MA


  • NGIN is the newest premier destination for startup and entrepreneurs centrally located in Cambridge, MA.
  • Intelligently designed ultra modern office space with 15,000 square feet of private offices, personal desks, meeting rooms, event spaces, and unique bistro cafe.
  • With our Plug & Play Model, NGIN’s entrepreneurs & startups just need a laptop and a creative mind to get started.
  • Please click here for more details.

North Shore Innoventures Center – Beverly, MA


  • Located in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • NSIV is a non-profit funded in large part by state and federal grants as well as corporate sponsors
  • NSIV has a strong focus on cleantech and the life sciences
  • Please visit for more details

PULSE – Boston, MA


  • PULSE is the official accelerator for the Commonwealth’s Digital Health initiative and is backed by Vertex, Pfizer, Sunovion, and many others
  • PULSE matches startups and strategic partners together to collaborate on healthcare’s biggest challenges
  • PULSE is part of MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator in the world. From 2011-2015 MassChallenge startups raised $1.5B and created over 8,500 jobs
  • Visit to learn more.

Quick Start Accelerator at MedChem – Lexington, MA


  • Located in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Allows for quick project approval turn –around time and flexible work plans
  • Willing to take on a wide variety of projects , including high-risk ones
  • Please visit for more details

Quincy Center for Innovation – Quincy, MA

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  • Located in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Offers an ideal environment for co-working and collaboration, supporting start-ups and early phase companies
  • Was formed as a strategic partnership between the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincy 2000 Collaborative, eastern Nazarene College, South Shore Innovation Center and the City of Quincy
  • Please visit for more details

SmartLabs – Boston & Cambridge, MA

Three locations: Cambridgeport, Boston Landing, and Boston Seaport
SmartLabs is a new approach to providing research scientists with an on-demand, pharma-grade research environment. SmartLbas’ goal is to minimize any administrative and logistical hurdles your team faces on its way to reaching important research milestones. We provide a turnkey laboratory environment that allows you to focus on scientific discovery from day one.

Please visit SmartLabs for more details.

Trade Executive Suites – Beverly, MA


  • Located in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Fully-renovated, 10,000-square-foot facility includes a plush reception area, fully-furnished executive finishes, central lounge, business center, and multiple conference room options
  • Suites are fully wired for state-of-the-art communications and Internet connectivity, including WiFi
  • Please visit for more details

Tufts Biotechnology Transfer Center – North Grafton, MA


  • Located in the research quad of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University campus in North Grafton, Massachusetts
  • Facility offers small laboratory and office suites to start-up life sciences companies
  • Tenants also enjoy access to the clinical and research faculty, as well as other academic and recreational amenities and services of the campus.
  • Please visit for more details

Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs – Boston, MA

  • Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs is located at 75 Kneeland Street in the heart of downtown Boston
  • Established to provide start-up biotechnology companies and venture capitalists with an appropriate lab space
  • Facility features wet-bench laboratory space for molecular, cellular, and microbiology work
  • Please visit for more details

UMASS Boston Venture Development Center – Boston, MA


  • Located in Boston, Massachusetts, approximately 8 minutes from South Station via the Red Line
  • 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art wet and dry lab facility, ready to move in
  • Startups have an 86% success rate, averaging $3,201,600 in investment
  • Please visit for more details

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Dartmouth, MA

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  • Provide lab, office, and bench space, equipment, instrumentation, and mentorship for life science startups.
  • Provide equipment, instrument and engineering expertise for start-up companies to develop their products.
  • Provide education and workforce development for biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries
  • For more information, please visit:

WorkTable – Marlborough, MA


  • Located in Marlborough
  • The 8000 square foot space was designed for entrepreneurial, technology focused and life-science professionals to utilize as a collaborative workspace in a region which has been recognized as a hub for life sciences and biotechnology.
  • Members have access to private office space, shared collaborative space, meeting space, and consultative marketing, IT & financial services.
  • Please visit for more information

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