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Biotech Incubator and Coworking Lab Space in Cambridge

Our JLABS @ Lab Central story:

Johnson & Johnson Innovation established JLABS at the LabCentral facility in the Kendall Square biotech hub which includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). JLABS @ LabCentral marks the first East Coast expansion for JLABS, which operates with the same open-innovation, no-strings attached approach as it does at all other JLABS locations.

As a Founding Sponsor of LabCentral, Johnson & Johnson Innovation selects high-potential innovators for the shared incubator space who are focused on promising science that addresses important unmet medical needs.

LabCentral is a nonprofit organization, designed to be a “one-stop-shop,” offering premier, fully equipped laboratory space, plus the infrastructure and support that emerging life science companies need to transition from a science/technology-focus to a successful commercial-stage enterprise. As part of this agreement, Johnson & Johnson Innovation also has an on-site office to facilitate collaboration with other start-up biotech companies located at LabCentral.

JLABS @ LabCentral includes opportunities for BLUE KNIGHT™ residency. Blue Knight is a  joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The collaboration aims to stimulate the innovation and incubation of science and technologies that may improve health security and response by supporting  companies focused on public health threats and emerging infectious diseases. Learn more about Blue Knight.

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Key laboratory equipment

Every JLABS laboratory facility features state-of-the-art lab instrumentation and equipment—what new resident life science companies need to get up and running on day one.

This capital efficient model takes the time and investment needed for laboratory space out of the equation, eliminating the normal setup typically required of a start-up. We even provide training on equipment like UPLCs, FPLCs, FACs, among others.

  • Cell Culture Labs (BS1 and BSL2):

    Biosafety Cabinets, Incubators, Shakers, Centrifuges, Microscopes

  • Chemistry Labs:

    Fume Hoods, HPLC, LCMS, Lyophilizer

  • Core Laboratory Facilities:

    Autoclave, Glass Wash, Dry and Wet Ice, Milli-Q Water, Cold Storage, Lab Benches

  • Common Research Laboratories:

    PRC/qPCR, Thermocyclers, Plate Reader, Digital Imaging, Flow Cytometry, High-Resolution Microscopy


Office space

When you're not in the lab, we have you covered.

  • Private Offices
  • Shared and Coworking Office Space
  • Conference Rooms

Photos of our Cambridge lab space

Learn about our other life science biotech incubators:

JLABS @ Boston

JLABS @ Philadelphia


JLABS @ Toronto