Life Sciences and Massachusetts

The companies that make up Massachusetts’ world-leading life sciences cluster are constantly developing new cures, vaccines, and therapies that are giving hope to millions of patients and their families struggling with rare and life-threatening illnesses. Look no further than the sector’s historical response to the COVID-19 pandemic – with a vaccine produced in under a year that will save millions of lives world-wide.  And we are not done — more than 90 Massachusetts life science companies are working to develop new COVID 19 tests, treatments and vaccines that will be critical to the on-going prevention and treatment of this horrible disease.  

It is not just larger companies that are leading the way.  Two-thirds of the Massachusetts biotech cluster is made up of businesses with less than 50 employees – small, emerging companies that are tackling the hardest sciences in an attempt to develop and bring to patients the next life-saving breakthroughs.