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JLABS @ M2D2 is Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s initiative to advance scientific innovation in collaboration with the northeast region's premier medtech incubator, University of Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) in Lowell, Massachusetts. JLABS @ M2D2 is our seventh JLABS and the first specifically focused on the early-stage medical device ecosystem. UMass Lowell’s M2D2 facility has been a lifeline for early-stage medical device companies around Massachusetts since it was founded in 2007. M2D2 and JLABS share a common vision to help early-stage medical device companies move their innovation to commercialization for the patients who need them. M2D2 provides residents with assistance from idea to market, including clinical pathway assistance, business planning, prototype development, and more. The JLABS model enables the talented scientists in the region to take their innovation to the next level, furthering our goal of helping entrepreneurs advance science with the potential to become transformational solutions for patients.

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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 in Boston, MA - 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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