JLABS @ LabCentral

JLABS @ LabCentral

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JLABS @ LabCentral
700 Main Street
Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02129
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Johnson & Johnson Innovation established JLABS at the LabCentral facility in the Kendall Square biotech hub. 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-laboratory 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 sciences 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-ups located at LabCentral.


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65 %

JLABS provided the resources and network to acquire early key data critical for our program’s advancement and fundraising.

Will Adams
Chief Scientific Officer, Riparian Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Riparian pharmaceuticals
35 %
Medical Devices / Diagnostics

JLABS has provided invaluable assistance in bringing our idea to market, including residence at M2D2 which has provided technical equipment, and access to a community of some of the best medical and engineering minds in the world around Lowell.

David Zapol
Founder & CEO, Third Pole Inc.

Third Pole


20 Investor events External visits

209 MeetingsExternal meetings facilitated for startups

JLABS @ Boston Participating Investors

  • Astellas Venture Management
  • Breakout Labs
  • Canaan Partners
  • Clarus Ventures
  • DARPA's Biological Technologies Office
  • Golden Seeds
  • Mass Medical Angels
  • Mid Atlantic BioAngels
  • National Cancer Institute
  • NCATS - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • NIAID - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Poliwogg
  • Sanderling Ventures
  • Sky Ventures
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Wellcome trust

127 Events hosted

7927 Attendees


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“I am a hard grader - I think they were very good.”

“I could not have been more impressed by this event. Terrific speakers sharing valuable sage advise. I wish I could have recorded it! Would actually go again.”

“Kudos to the team. The coordination could not have been better. Although the panel of speakers covered a broad range of topics, each did so in sufficient depth to be of interest and immediate use.”

“I've attended several JLABS events over the course of 2014/15, and Sarah was by far the best, most engaging speaker with highly relevant content and discussion points for the audience. Really well done!”

“Great command of the data and insights into the happenings and trends in the market.”

“I was very
impressed with this high-level presentation.”

“Speaker was superb.
Clear, detailed, straightforward, extremely knowledgeable. Couldn't have been better.”

“Inspiring talk -I learned a lot, thank you!”


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