The Premier Laboratory Facility for
Next-Generation Powerhouse Biotech Startups

The goal of the LabCentral Learning Lab is to work with academic and community partners to create a new kind of educational experience in the heart of innovation in Kendall Square. This lab will serve as a community hub, forging lasting connections, and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. At scale, programming will advance thousands of students and teachers into the future of science. The Learning Lab comprises 1,270 square feet of laboratory and adjoining classroom space.


BioBuilder programming fosters innovation by welcoming students, teachers and community members into LabCentral’s entrepreneurial environment. The Learning Lab is a fully equipped teaching space that provides local innovators a welcoming environment for hands-on engagement with BioBuilder’s programming. Current programming in the Learning Lab is built on BioBuilder’s open source curriculum, including: 

  • Workshops for matriculating and home schooled students
  • Teacher professional development
  • Site visits for our BioBuilderClub
  • Eight-week Apprenticeship Challenge for high school students from underserved communities

BioBuilder is also continuing and extending partnerships and site-specific work with the local community. Examples of these partnerships include work with the Cambridge Science Festival, the Nord Anglia schools, Wuhan University, and EF tours.

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New England Biolabs, Inc.

Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors, including molecular diagnostics development. New England Biolabs is a privately held company, headquartered in Ipswich, MA, and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and seven subsidiaries located in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK.

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NEB is dedicated to supporting young scientists and science educators by providing reagents, educational materials and technical expertise. We offer a selection of our most popular products for free to support teaching labs in the US, as well as high schools, colleges and teaching programs, including iGEM and BioBuilder. 

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700 Main Street, North, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Walking distance to the T
  • Close proximity to major university research centers, hospitals, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies provides numerous synergies and partnership opportunities