More than 21.6 million square feet of lab space has been added in Massachusetts in the last decade, an increase of 117 percent. Throughout the state, there is ample flexible lab and office space with wraparound services including networking and mentorship to accelerate the path to commercialization.
Click the organizations listed below to learn more about the types of spaces available to launch your company in Massachusetts.
ABI-LAB is an accelerator and bio-incubator established to support startups and larger companies, including life science, biotech, medical technology, and medical data companies.
Conveniently Located on Rt 9, less than 1 mile from I-90 and 30 minutes from Cambridge, the campus is comprised of two first-class buildings (85,000 square feet) that offer best-in-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art lab space that range in size from 500 to 10,000 square feet, as well as the option to configure lab spaces to a customer’s specific needs. But it’s not just about lab space; it’s about being around like-minded people, ideas and talent; it’s about shared amenities, which not only reduce costs but help foster collaboration; and it’s about seasoned industry leaders who provide our residents with guidance to help them build strong companies.The facility is currently hosting more than 30 life sciences companies.
We are always looking for new opportunities to provide support to emerging biotech companies by welcoming them into our family.
Please visit abi-lab.com for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three locations: Boston (Tufts | Launchpad BioLabs), North Cambridge (Eisai Innovation Center BioLabs), & Watertown, MA.
BioLabs is an international, membership-based network of fully equipped, all-inclusive, shared lab and office facilities for early-stage life science startups. In addition to dedicated lab and office space, BioLabs members also receive access to state-of-the-art lab equipment, cell and tissue culture suites, administrative, scientific, and environmental health and safety (EH&S) support, strategic programming, networking opportunities, as well as connections to top industry partners and investors. BioLabs offers flexible membership terms, so you can build your company one bench at a time, one month at a time.
Please visit BioLabs for more information.
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.
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
Now scientists, researchers, and other professionals can affordably rent fully furnished private labs or space in our shared lab with equipment from Cambridge Scientific!
These affordable incubators and benches are perfect for start-up labs and those that just need a little extra space. They will support labs that conform to Biosafety level 2 and below.
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
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.
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
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
The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) offers IP free, affordable, rentable research laboratory spaces available for industry partners located in the Life Science Laboratories on the UMass Amherst Campus. These Collaboratories can accommodate residents which from start-up companies (developed at or external to UMass) to more established companies that seek space on campus. Residents are not limited to any specific industry and will have access to technologies to aid in precision manufacturing, medical device prototyping and validation, product candidate characterization and evaluation.
Please visit www.umass.edu/ials/collaboratories to learn more.
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
LabShares is a newly built, light filled incubator staffed by experienced biotech personnel. Space is available for companies seeking wet lab and open or private office space. We offer competitive pricing, a best-in-class set of services included in rent, and completely free, extensive parking.
Visit www.labshares.com to learn more.
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
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 www.bioinc.org for more details
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
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
The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is a hub for innovation, connecting research and industry. It is home to over 25,000 square feet of facilities to help businesses grow. The Mount Ida Innovation Space was established by UMass Amherst and the UMass Innovation Institute to connect early-stage companies with the Commonwealth’s largest public research university.
The Mount Ida Innovation and Collaboration Space, located on UMass Amherst’s campus in Newton, Mass., is home to a community of entrepreneurs. It comprises more than 25,000 square feet of coworking space: offices—both dedicated and shared—in addition to conference rooms, auditoriums, laboratories, a makerspace, and event spaces. The space serves as a hub for innovation by connecting UMass Amherst with the area’s most forward-thinking companies and individuals.
Consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the Mount Ida Campus, Innovation and Collaboration Space members are expected to provide professional development opportunities for UMass Amherst students, including informational interviews, internships, and/or networking opportunities.
Please click here for more details.
Located in Cambridge and founded by MIT alumni, Nest.Bio Labs has rapidly become the premier headquarters for high-potential biotechnology ventures. We offer turn-key services and state-of-the-art equipment, experienced scientific management and a fundamentally entrepreneurial culture on flexible leasing terms with no equity requirements.
For more information please visit Nest.Bio Labs.
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
A partnership between the Harvard Innovation Labs and LabCentral, the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a fully equipped, co-working wet laboratory for early-stage life science startups. The space is available to ventures that are founded by Harvard students, alumni, faculty, or postdoctoral scholars.
The Life Lab offers 15,000 square feet of fully permitted laboratory and collaborative office space located on Harvard’s Allston campus. Ventures in this space have access to robust programming and resources, a collaborative community, and operational support.
Please visit Life Lab for more details.
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.
QLD Biotherapeutics provides best-in-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art BSL-2 lab space with well-equipped lab instruments and animal facilities to biotech and startups in life science. QLD also provides their residents with guidance to help them build strong companies.
QLD is conveniently located at south side of the Charles River at Boston, MA. It will take less than 15min to Harvard, MIT, Kendal Square/Cambridge, and long wood medical area.
Please visit QLD Bio-Incubator for more information. QLD is always welcoming the new opportunities and providing the best support to biotech companies.
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
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
Located in Woburn, Massachusetts
The Rilas Incubator is an ideal space for biotech companies looking to get their research and development underway as quickly and efficiently as possible by combining the traditional incubator model with the unique analytical and purification capabilities that Rilas has perfected over the decades, ultimately resulting in an optimized workflow and enabling biotech companies to achieve results faster. Opening Fall 2022.
Please visit rilastech.com/incubator for more details.
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.
The Southbridge Tech Incubator is a collaborative workspace with a mission of providing an environment where tenants can create, build, interact, and share ideas and resources. This mission is supported by a network of consultants, mentors, and suppliers that contribute a wide variety of skills and experience to tenants’ teams. STI is now accepting lease applications for furnished office and equipped lab space. Located in South Central Mass, the 9,000 s.f. facility is within a 1 hour drive of Boston, Providence, Hartford, Worcester, and Springfield, MA. Space is available for immediate occupancy. Rates start at $240/month.
Please visit Southbridge Tech Incubator for more information.
Launched by MIT, The Engine bridges the gap between discovery and commercialization by empowering disruptive technologies with the long-term capital, knowledge, network connections, and the specialized equipment and labs they need to thrive. Tough Tech companies have historically been underserved and underfunded, leaving many breakthrough inventions stuck inside the lab. This is why we focus exclusively on founders pioneering technology with the genuine ability to transform the planet. Everything we do is in the service of our founders and their work.
Please visit The Engine for more details.
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
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
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
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/