Massachusetts has long been known as and continues to serve as a hub of R&D and drug discovery.

Basic and Translational Research

Massachusetts is home to the highest density of leading academic research and medical institutions in the country. Whether you seek academic resources from powerhouse institutions of higher education or clinical support from world-famous hospitals, Massachusetts is driving life sciences research.

Core Research Facilities

MLSC partners with industry and academia to build and staff cutting-edge research facilities and equipment and make them available to members of the ecosystem, including:

  • Host-Microbiome Center – a partnership with Harvard Medical School, the center supports studies evaluating contributions of the microbiota to health and disease for academic, non-profit, and commercial groups.
  • WPI Biomanufacturing and Training Center – an innovative partnership between academia and industry for customized workforce development solutions in advanced biomanufacturing processes.
  • Cell Manipulation Core Facility – a 30,000 square foot facility at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that assists researchers and companies in developing and manufacturing novel, cell-based therapies for cancer patients.

Lab Space and Resources

More than 12 million square feet of commercial lab space has been added in Massachusetts in the last decade. Incubators and Accelerators throughout the state offer flexible lab and office space with wraparound services including networking and mentorship to accelerate the path to commercialization.