Life Sciences Projects Receive $18M in Funding

Waltham, MA – The Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced more than $18 million in capital funding to support 14 projects by advancing life sciences R&D, innovations in therapeutic delivery and unlocking potential of data science to answer pressing life sciences questions.

The MLSC is awarding this funding through its capital programming portfolio, specifically its Research Infrastructure, Novel Therapeutics Delivery, and Bits to Bytes programs.

Since its inception, the MLSC has administered an open, competitive capital program to provide grants for projects that support the life sciences ecosystem in Massachusetts. This has led to $504 million of investments toward capital projects and infrastructure. These projects have leveraged an additional $1.3 billion in funding.

More recently, in order for the center to continue to serve the needs of the ecosystem, the design of its capital programming has added focus areas such as therapeutics delivery and data science. Since 2018, 55 industry partners have collaborated with MLSC awardee institutions on capital projects across Massachusetts.

The design of the MLSC’s Research Infrastructure program is to provide grants for capital projects that support the state’s life sciences ecosystem by enabling and supporting research and development.

The MLSC launched its Bits to Bytes program in 2018 to provide grants for scientific projects that generate and analyze large datasets to answer pressing life sciences questions, and to attract and train data scientists in the Commonwealth.

The MLSC Novel Therapeutics Delivery program fosters the development of novel technologies and techniques for the delivery of existing or innovative therapies by partnering on projects at the intersection of engineering, biology, chemistry, and medicine.

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