Incubators in MA

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Massachusetts has some of the most successful lab incubators in the world.  The lab incubators listed below are operated by seasoned, professional, fellow-entrepreneurs who understand the needs of start-ups.  Our incubators are not just small spaces.  They are each well-connected to the Massachusetts biopharma ecosystem and can connect you to the supportive network that the region provides.

The MassBio definition for a laboratory incubator includes the following characteristics:
  • Availability of multiple lab suites, each typically from 250-4,000 square feet in size,
  • Built-out lab space including tenant improvements and most furniture, fixtures, and equipment,
  • Typical lease terms of 6-24 months,
  • Includes an operator who provides some tenant and/or common lab and office services,
  • Provision of basic tenant services and features, which may includd: pH neutralization, lab waste removal, chemical storage, fume hoods, provision of lab gases
For more information about incubators in Massachusetts, contact Peter Abair at MassBio at 617-674-5130 or peter.abair@massbio.org.

BioSquare, Albany Street, Boston, MA

BioSquare

www.biosquare.org  

Contact: Jack Cohan at 617-353-8630, or jcohanat @bu.edu

Biotech InnoVenture Center - North Shore InnoVentures, Beverly, MA

NSIV

www.nsiv.org 

Contact: Martha Farmer at 508-527-1832, or at martha.farmer@nsiv.org.

Cambridge BioLabs - One Kendall, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge BioCloud

www.cambridgebiolabs/biocloud

Contact: Johannes Fruehauf at 617-945-5933, or at johannes@cambridgebiolabs.com

CreaGen Chemistry Incubator (C2I) - 23 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA

Creagen

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www.creagenchemincubator.com

Contact: Dr. Raj (SB) Rajur at rrajur@creagenbio.com.

Lab Central - 700 main Street, Cambridge, MA

lab central

www.labcentral.org

Contact: 617-863-3650 or info@labcentral.com

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) - Worcester, MA

MBI

www.massbiomed.org 

Contact: Kevin O'Sullivan at 508-797-4200, or at kosullivan@massbiomed.org

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) - Lowell, MA

M2D2 photo

www.uml.edu/M2D2

Contact: Mary Ann Picard at 978-934-3403, or at maryann_picard@uml.edu

Quick Start Accelerator at MedChem - Lexington, MA

Quick Start

http://www.medchempartners.com/Quick-Start/quick-start-accelerator.html

Contact: Tsvetelina Lazarova at 781-676-2000 or tlazarova@medchempartners.com

The Science Hotel - 790 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Science Hotel

Contact: Joe Maquire at 617-551-8532 or jmaguire@are.com OR JoAnn Merlino Rogers

UMassBoston Venture Development Center - 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA

UMB

www.umb.edu/vdc  

Contact: Bill Brah at 617-287-7723, or at william.brah@umb.edu

 

 

 

 

The Case for Incubators

Should you enter into a direct lease with a landlord or consider an incubator facility for your laboratory? 
 
Here are some questions to ask:
What do we really need out of this space?  Does a long-term lease of two or three years or more really make sense for my company at this time?  What are the "all-in costs" associated with a direct lease versus the costs as a tenant at an incubator?  Consider this, the cost of building out even small lab spaces with a landlord can be high.  Add to this rent,  taxes, utilities and lab equipment and operations. 
 
Incubators offer an alternative, expecially for early stage companies that need to stretch funds.  In addition, MassBio works with Massachusetts incubators to help provide programming and cost savings to incubator tenants.
 
Read a Q&A with some of our incubator leaders.
 
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