Cambridge, USA site now open.

Kobe, Japan site now open.

Berlin, Germany now recruiting.

Shanghai, China now recruiting.


Bringing your brilliant ideas to life

At Bayer, we’re always looking to support new technologies and creative approaches to develop more effective treatments for disease. If you’re an early-stage life science start-up company with that next great idea, then Bayer Co.Lab incubators can offer you the dynamic atmosphere you need to succeed.

 You’ll be part of a community of entrepreneurs with opportunities to grow your company while exploring new ideas. Access to Bayer’s global research, development and manufacturing expertise will give you the power and technology to take your ideas all the way to patients. We can’t wait to be a part of your journey!

The elements of success

No strings attached

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Companies remain independent but have access to Bayer research and development, partnering, manufacturing and investing expertise.

Ready-to-use space

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Spacious, state of the art lab and office space with shared equipment to reduce capital expenditures with flexible leasing.


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From Bayer experts who provide continuous insights regarding key issues, such as manufacturing, and early access to leadership and technology.


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Opportunities with peers, entrepreneurs, investors, and global and local scientific communities.


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Global Locations

Bayer Co.Labs are strategically located at key innovation ecosystems around the world. Cambridge, US is opening soon; we are expanding our existing presence in Berlin and Japan; new developments are also planned for China. Our Bayer Co.Labs are at the center of a global community of entrepreneurs and investors.

About Bayer Co.Lab Cambridge, USA

In Cambridge we have a unique Bayer Co.Lab that is specifically designed to support cutting-edge cell and gene therapy start-ups. Based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, within “the most innovative mile on the planet”, it also benefits from proximity to the CGT expertise at the Bayer Research Innovation Center (BRIC), BlueRock, Beam and LabCentral 238 located within the same building.

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Modular lab space to give you the flexibility to work just how you want to

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Mentoring on manufacturing and process technology and access to cell therapy manufacturing capabilities to assess feasibility, initial development and scalability

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Equipment maintenance and technical support, EH&S services include training, regulatory compliance, and hazardous waste removal

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Community programming and networking opportunities

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Conveniently located on MBTA redline

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Partnership with LabCentral ensures operational excellence and options of start-up expansion

Surrounded by inspiration and room to grow

Colocated with key players in CGT, with Bayer, BlueRock and Beam within the same site 

Close proximity to top-of-the-line academia, medical schools, teaching hospitals and trial centers 

With mentoring, Bayer experts provide regular insights knowledge regarding key issues of relevance to entrepreneurs

Facilities managed by LabCentral, the prime provider of incubators in the Cambridge/Boston Ecosystem 

Our strategic partnership with LabCentral will let you join into their network and activities 

Programming and space designed to foster collaboration within and draw inspiration from the ecosystem including a rotating art exhibition by local artists

Our new Co.Lab in Cambridge, US is now open.