The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) leverages the engineering, business and clinical strengths of the UMass campuses in Lowell and Worcester to provide fee-based services in the areas of business planning, product prototype development and clinical pathway assistance. In addition, M2D2 offers incubator space.

A listing of these services & facilities is presented below. If you believe your medical device would benefit from the services & facilities provided by M2D2, we encourage you to start a conversation with M2D2 by submitting an M2D2 Participation Application Form.

If appropriate, we may invite you and your team to discuss your application further with the M2D2 Executive Board.

Additional fee-based services of value to bio-tech and medical device start-ups include:

Business Development Assistance

  • Business opportunity assessment
  • Business plan development services
  • Engineering and design assistance

Engineering and Design Assistance

  • Prototype design and development services
  • Prototype costing and manufacturing assistance

Clinical Pathway Assistance

  • Consultation for clinical pathway studies
  • Access to patient population for clinical trials
  • Facilitates partnership with clinical investigators

Incubator Space & Facilities

  • Office space and conference rooms
  • Private office suite with 5 offices, a small kitchen, and a conference room (2000 sq ft)
  • Private office space (300 sq ft)
  • Private and Co-Working Wet lab space
  • Access to University of Massachusetts engineering and research facilities & medical facilities
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell core research facilities (follow the link for more information on the CRF and a list of CRF Services and Instruments)
  • More information regarding facilities can be found on the M2D2 Start-up facilities web page


  • University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
    55 N. Lake Ave.
    Worcester, MA 01655
  • University of Massachusetts M2D2
    110 Canal Street, 4th Floor
    Lowell, MA 01852
  • Wannalancit Business Center
    600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor
    Lowell, MA 01854

Guidance and Assistance with STTR / SBIR Applications

STTR/SBIR funding and forms (STTR due dates are April 5, Aug. 5 and Dec. 5 annually)

We can also refer you to M2D2 network partners for additional capabilities including:

  • A network of private sector design, fabrication, and testing firms
  • Interface with MassMEDIC IGNITE program
  • Connections to Massachusetts Venture Capitalist and Angel Network
  • Market research and analysis
  • Regulatory support for FDA submissions

Start Up Facilities

One of the goals of M2D2 is to provide jobs and economic development for Massachusetts and the region. This is accomplished by helping early-stage companies and individual entrepreneurs succeed and grow. M2D2 has available office and lab space for early-stage companies and entrepreneurs.

Some of the advantages business incubators receive include inexpensive office and shared lab space, wet lab space, as well as network communications. Their location within the university community provides efficient and effective collaboration with University departments, faculty and students.

M2D2 Laboratories are located at three locations:

  1. At University of Massachusetts Chan Medical Center at 55 N Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655
  2. Our new light and bright, fully equipped shared lab facility, at 110 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Lowell, MA
  3. On two floors in the Wannalancit Mills Office and Technology Center at 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA