Life Lab Member Benefits


All Life Lab ventures have access to a host of resources offered through the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.


The Life Lab is a two-story, 15,000-square-foot facility.

    • First Floor
      • Co-working office space
      • 3 conference rooms
      • 4 phone booths
      • Lockers and filing cabinets
    • Second Floor
      • 30 benches in the open lab
      • 6 benches in the private suite
      • Bio-safety lab level 1 (BL1), with dedicated bio-safety lab level 2 (BL2) rooms

The facility is bio-safety lab level 1 (BL1) with dedicated bio-safety lab level 2 (BL2) rooms. The space is supported by fume hood alcoves, tissue culture rooms, refrigeration, a microscopy room, and associated operational infrastructure.

Cost and Membership

We offer below-market rates to allow our entrepreneurs to focus their capital on pursuing groundbreaking science and building their ventures. The costs are as follows:

Membership fee for each resident: $300 per month.

Lab benches: $3,000 per month

Private lab suite (6 benches): $25,000 per month

Lab Bench Information

The Life Lab has a total of 36 lab benches – 30 benches in the coworking lab and 6 benches in the private suite.

Each bench is equipped with pipette, vortex, shared refrigerated units, vacuum and compressed air lines.


The Life Lab provides shared lab equipment suitable for research activities in the life sciences including but not limited to:

  • Glassware prep: autoclave, glass washer
  • Type I and Type II purified water, vacuum, gas supplies, ice machine
  • Cold storage: refrigerators, -20C freezers, -80C freezer, cryo storage
  • Basic sample prep equipment: Chemical fume hoods, pH meters, centrifuges, vortexes, shakers, micropipettors, electrophoresis tanks
  • Standard sample analysis tools: Plate readers, PCRs, imaging stations, spectrophotometers
  • Fully equipped BSL-2 labs for tissue culture, virology, and microbiology
  • Specialized equipment: qPCRs, Flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy

All shared equipment can be reserved by members through an online reservation tool.

If you’d like to meet us, see the space, or learn more about our offerings, send us an email about arranging a tour.

Services offered

  • EHS training and compliance for all lab users
  • Permits for all laboratory operations
  • Cleaning and waste removal
  • Maintenance of equipment and technical support
  • Centralized purchasing, in which pooled access reduces costs