Incubators

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.

Incubators

ABI-LAB

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  • ABI-LAB is a Bio-Incubator in Natick, MA. ABI LAB supports startup companies through affordable lab space and innovative pre-clinical services. ABI-LAB currently has one 500 ft2 lab available for rent with 100ft2 office space and private entrance.
  • ABI-LAB has been expanded to a 17,000 ft2building and includes a CLIA/CAP Diagnostics Lab, Cell-Culture, Protein Purification and Protein Analysis through flexible lab space.
  • Business networking to over 100 companies, based on 18 years of pre-clinical   Contract Research Organization activity in MA.
  • Please visit abi-lab.comfor more information.

Agility Labs

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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.
  • http://www.agilitylabs.org

Arsenal Lab Space

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  • 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 www.arsenallabspace.com

BioSquare

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  • 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 bu.edu/biosquare for more details

Cambridge BioLabs

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  • Located within Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Established with the intention of providing start-up biotechnology companies and venture capitalists with an appropriate lab space
  • Facility features wet-bench laboratory space for molecular, cellular, and microbiologies
  • Please visit cambridgebiolabs.com for more details

Cambridge Innovation Center

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  • 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 cic.us for more details

Cape Ann Business Incubator

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  • Located in Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Created to help stimulate Cape Ann’s economy by providing a centralized source of expertise and resources for the growing number of small start-up businesses
  • Provides tenants with access to resource centers, seminars and presentations, and individually assigned mentors/coaches
  • Please visit capeannbusiness.com for more details

CreaGen Life Science Incubator

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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 www.creagenincubator.com for details, arrange a tour and discussion.

Enterprise Center

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  • 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 salemstate.edu/enterprise for more details

Forsyth Entrepreneurial Science Center

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  • 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: https://forsyth.org/entrepreneurial-science-center

LabCentral

  • 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 www.labcentral.org to learn more

Launch

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  • 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 cummingsexecutivesuites.com for more details

Mansfield Bio-Incubator

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  • Located in Mansfield, MA with easy access to Routes 95 and 495 and a shuttle service to Commuter Rail.
  • The incubator will be open in Summer 2015 in a 10,000 square foot facility and will contain open-lab and office space for up to 15 start-up companies.
  • Our goal is to provide the entrepreneurs and innovative life-sciences start-ups with the state-of-the art, capital-efficient space, with the core laboratory instruments and services, mentoring, legal, and other resources they need to test out, challenge, and nurture early ideas.
  • Please visit www.bioinc.org for more details

Mass Innovation Labs

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  • Located in the heart of Kendall Square.
  • 124,000 square foot first-class chemistry and biology space
  • Animal facilities & co-located CRO services
  • Please visit http://www.massinnovationlabs.com/ for more details

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

 

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  • 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 massbiomed.org for more details

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)

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  • 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 uml.edu/M2D2 for more details

MD Informatics Lab

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  • Located within the University of Massachusetts Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Provides a community for digital health startups
  • Has played host to companies such as Momedx, Pillbx, and NervCell
  • Please visit mdidealab.com for more details

NGIN Workplace

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  • 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

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  • 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 nsiv.org for more details

PULSE

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  • 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 http://masschallenge.org/pulse to learn more.

Quick Start Accelerator at MedChem

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  • 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 medchempartners.com for more details

Quincy Center for Innovation

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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 quincyinno.com for more details

Springfield Business Growth Center

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  • Located in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Provides comprehensive support services and a professional office environment for new businesses initiatives
  • 40% of business startups are still in business after 6 years- the Springfield Business Incubator’s success rate is 90%
  • Please visit stcc.edu/sbi for more details

TechSandBox

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  • Located in Hopkinton right off i495 near I90
  • Turnkey support for all sectors of science and technology companies, the 8700-square-foot facility includes large conference facility, board room, co working space, cafeteria and maker space; it includes WiFi and use of address for Resident Entrepreneurs. General Members have access to programs and support.
  • Depth of support: advisors, mentors, and programs (workshops, networking, birds of a feather) several times a week
  • A non-profit started by a tech-sector exec. No equity or cohort limits. Please visit techsandbox.org

Trade Executive Suites

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  • 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 cummingsexecutivesuites.com for more details

Tufts Biotechnology Transfer Center

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  • 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 vet.tufts.edu for more details

UMASS Boston Venture Development Center

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  • 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 umb.edu/vdc for more details

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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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: http://www.umassd.edu/innovate/

WorkTable

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  • 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 coworktable.com for more information

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