Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)

available to Lease in Worcester, Massachusetts
posted on January 6, 2015

For more information on this listing, please contact:

Judy Cocaine
+ () 508-797-4200

Inquries may also be directed to:

Peter Abair
Director of Economic Development

Property Description

Life Science Business Incubator laboratory space for start-up companies

Biotech Infrastructure Amenities

Facility Details

  • Wet & Dry Labs Set-up/Offices/Security/Parking 
  • Health & Safety
  • License
  • Procedures
  • Training
  • Board/Conference Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Common Areas
  • Day to Day Operational Support
  • Electric Backup Power Generation
  • Gross fee
  • Maintenance & Cleaning

Shared Equipment

  • DI pure water system
  • Flammable refrigerator
  • -80 freezer
  • Beckman Model J-6B centrifuge
  • Beckman Optima TL ultracentrifuge
  • VWR Scientific 1400E vacuum oven
  • Dark Room (located at Barber Avenue facility. One also available for use through WPI at Gateway Park)
  • Autoclave
  • Glass Washer
  • Ice Maker
  • Limited glassware

Wet Labs

  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Chemical fume hood with acid and base cabinets
  • Spill control supplies
  • Flammable storage cabinet
  • Type IIA biological safety cabinet (limited number not available in all labs)
  • Eyewash/safety shower

 Office Support

  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Company Listing on MBI Web Site
  • Copier/Furniture
  • Available Hookup for Phone/Computer (individual company cost)
  • Marketing Forums/Networking
  • Office/Lab Contacts

MBI Support

  • Business Development Assistance
  • Informatics Center and Computing Resources
  • Contacts/Resources
  • Real Estate Cluster
  • Industry Liaison/Media Relations

Tissue Culture and Product Manufacturing (GMP) Facility
Located at Biotech Three Incubator

MBI offers a fully compliant NIOSH/CDC Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory facility at our Biotech Three site.

Clean room suites are accessed via vestibules with interlocked doors to provide air locked space for donning and doffing of personal protective equipment. Labs are equipped with certified chemical fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. Fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, emergency showers and eyewash equipment are maintained throughout the facility.

Ancillary shared facility space provides an autoclave, dishwasher, and compressed gas storage. MBI offers a full service health and safety program to ensure that proper permits are in place (such as City of Worcester flammable storage, rDNA research and large scale pilot production), staff is trained per regulatory requirements, and hazardous and biological waste streams are effectively managed.

This facility also includes office as well as wet lab space in addition to the Class 10,000 rated Tissue Culture and Product Manufacturing suites. Security is restricted to authorized personnel via a secured card access system.


Listing Details

Property Use Lab, Office
Parking This property has parking available
Building Size (in Square Feet) 25,000
Square feet available 15,000
Date of Construction April 2006
Property Owner WPI and ARE

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About MassBio

MassBio is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing Massachusetts' leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives.

Founded in 1985, MassBio represents over 650 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, and works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.

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