The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today that applications are now being accepted for a new round of the Center’s Tax Incentive Program. The Program offers tax incentives to encourage the growth of companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. The MLSC will again seek to leverage the life sciences assets that are in place around the state, and utilize the Tax Incentive Program to promote growth throughout Massachusetts. Toward that end, the agency is actively encouraging applications from companies located outside of Greater Boston. The MLSC is also encouraging participation by first-time applicants, minority and women-run businesses, and companies engaged in manufacturing.