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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.

Our Residents

8 Resident Companies

*at both Massachusetts JLABS sites

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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 %

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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“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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