Supporting the growth & development of the life sciences in Massachusetts

Who is the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center?

With a mission like no other, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) aims to accelerate breakthroughs and opportunities for all. Made possible by a $1.6 billion public commitment, the MLSC launches funding programs, partnerships, and investments with a focus that is not just a single cluster, but a Commonwealth. We are home to an ecosystem that we’re building together. At the center of it all, we’re helping the life sciences move further, faster.

Funding Impact

Since its creation in 2007, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has strategically deployed more than $700 million in Massachusetts, through a combination of grants, loans, capital infrastructure investments, tax incentives, and workforce programs. These investments have created thousands of jobs and propelled the development of new therapies, devices, and scientific advancements that are improving patient health and well-being in Massachusetts and around the world.

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Supporting the World’s #1 Life Sciences Hub


The “Heart of the Hub”

For nearly two decades, the MLSC and its partners serve as the nucleus for Massachusetts as the global epicenter of the life sciences. It all begins with an idea. From supporting our leading R&D and early-stage environment, investing in our life sciences workforce, and attracting, retaining, and growing world leaders in industry, Massachusetts is the incubator and accelerator moving the life sciences forward.


The future of life sciences will usher in new research and development, discoveries, and opportunities to improve human health. Massachusetts is poised to remain the global beacon for that bright future.

At the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center we recognize that life sciences is more than simply a sector, it is a culture here. To build that culture, it takes a unique and dynamic ecosystem comprised of government, academic, and industry stakeholders working together. This cross-sector leadership will remain integral to continuing the important scientific and economic development being achieved here in the Commonwealth.

A History of Leadership

The rise of Massachusetts as a national and global leader in life sciences development has continued to advance through the early decades of the 21st century. The Commonwealth is a leading state in life sciences industry concentration and total life sciences employment.

Massachusetts’ top-line growth in jobs, in addition to wages, is the result of gains across all stages of innovation-led development, including robust research, technology commercialization, new firm formation, and the successful scale-up of companies. This reflects the strong foundations of Massachusetts’ overall innovation ecosystem for life sciences development and its long-term ability to drive economic success.

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