May 27, 2015

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces new round of Accelerator Program loans

Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), a quasi-public agency charged with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, announced today the awarding of $3 million in Accelerator Program loans to three early-stage life sciences companies.

Launched in 2009, the Accelerator program offers loans of up to $1 million per company and seeks to “de-risk” start-up companies that are in need of financing to serve as flexible working capital or for the purchase of capital assets. The program provides support to companies at a critical stage of their development cycle, enabling them to conduct vital research and proof of concept studies, and attract subsequent investment while improving the odds of bringing cutting-edge innovation to the marketplace.