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Life Sciences and Healthcare Programs

Life Sciences and Healthcare Programs

Before You Get Here

**Businesses can apply for or use these programs from their home country, even before they make the move United States.**

Early Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative

Launched with anchor participation from the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Celgene, and Eli Lilly, this initiative will deploy a minimum of $150 million and seeks to launch 15 to 20 breakthrough ventures by 2020. The initiative is designed to support the development of new technologies and products for patients and researchers, including therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, research and development instrumentation, and digital life sciences technologies.

Learn about this funding initiative

Alexandria Center for Life Science - NYC

Over 1 million square feet of commercial laboratory space on a 3.5-acre City-owned site, the Alexandria Center for Life Science - NYC is a one-of-a-kind home to world-class pharmaceutical and biotech firms.

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Alexandria LaunchLabs

15,000 square feet of startup office and laboratory space for seed-stage life sciences companies. Provides support resources, creative amenities, and access to strategic risk capital. Located within the Alexandria Center along Manhattan’s East Side Medical Corridor.

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Harlem Biospace

A new biotech incubator that provides up to 24 competitively-selected, early-stage life science companies access to affordable wet lab, microbench space, specialized laboratory equipment, mentorship, business support, and programming.

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BioBAT at Brooklyn Army Terminal

500,000 square feet of commercial lab and manufacturing space for expanding and mature life sciences firms. Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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50,000 square foot biotech co-working facility providing flexible wet-lab bench rental, collaborative space, research equirment, business support and acceleration programming for early-stage life sciences companies. Located in Hudson Square in Lower Manhattan. Opening in late 2017. Now accepting tenant applications.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Biotechnology Incubator

Commercial bioscience R&D facility with wet lab and office space, and access to Downstate University resources. Located in Central Brooklyn.

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30,000 square-foot facility for life science startups focused on biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer health. Located in SoHo in Lower Manhattan. Opening in 2018. Now accepting tenant applications.




After Arrival in NYC

**Businesses can apply for or use of these programs only after they have arrived in NYC.**

Entrepreneurship Lab NYC

This Program features a mini-MBA curriculum, expert coaching, pitch preparation support, team building activities, and access to a community of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. Intensive training & mentorship program for early-career scientists and post docs starting new ventures from NYC-based academic medical centers.

Learn about Entrepreneurship Lab NYC


A competitive one-on-one SBIR/STTR application assistance program for life sciences and healthcare technology ventures based in New York City. The program awards 20 hrs. of one-on-one assistance to each of 20 select companies actively preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.

Apply for SBIR Impact NYC

LifeSci NYC Internship Program

Paid summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences. Applications for students and hosts open now.

Apply for LifeSci NYC Internship Program

Digital Health Breakthrough Network

The Digital Health Breakthrough Network offers rapid validation for early-stage health tech startups by enabling them to collaborate with NYC-based healthcare providers quickly and affordably.

Learn about the Network

Digital Health Marketplace

Digital Health Marketplace encourages commercialization of new digital health technologies through curated matchmaking of buyers and sellers of market-ready health technologies, technical assistance, and competitive funding for pre-sale pilot projects.

Learn about the Marketplace



Additional Programs to Review

**In addition to the programs listed above for your industry, please see these additional programs that can help for any industry.**