Wet Lab

Lab Overview

Greentown Labs’ 26-bench wet lab is home to startups creating everything from long-duration energy storage to energy-efficient manufacturing membranes to silk coatings that extend the freshness of produce and proteins.

The 1,800-square-foot, BSL-2 space is located right next to Greentown’s prototyping lab space, allowing for innovations both inside and outside the wet lab. Greentown provides equipment, manages the lab, and encourages scientists to share ideas and knowledge.

This shared, multidisciplinary lab is a special place.

Equipment and Offerings

Shared Laboratory Equipment

  • Heat blocks
  • Shaking incubator
  • Stir/hot plates
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Compact gel imaging system 
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • PCR Thermal cycler
  • Potentiostat
  • UV Vis Spectrometer
  • Bench-top centrifuge
  • Manual pipetters
  • Electronic pipetter
  • Balances (analytical)
  • pH meters
  • Vortexers
  • Water baths
  • Oven
  • GC/MS

Basic Facility Information

  • Glasswashers
  • Sinks
  • Central vacuum
  • Compressed air
  • Nitrogen gas
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Chemical fume hoods
  • Cold storage (-80, -20, 4C)
  • Reverse osmosis deionized water
  • Card access security
  • Snorkels
  • Microwave
  • Acid, base, and flammable material storage
  • Autoclave

Consumables + Additional Equipment

  • Lab coats
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Atmospheric sensors
  • Biohazardous and chemical waste removal

  • Bleach
  • Cuvettes
  • Kimwipes
  • Key fob security
  • Dedicated operations team

“What’s really fun is the geography of the lab. At one bench you might have a plant biologist, right next to them is a physicist, and behind them might sit a chemist, a materials scientist, and a microbiologist.

The variety in that space is really incredible, and it offers an opportunity for people to bounce ideas off of each other in a way that I never saw in academia. It’s a very friendly environment—nobody in that space is too busy to take a minute to talk to the people around them.”

Carey Ann Comeau

Senior Manager of Wet Lab Operations

Labs and Shops

Machine Shop

Greentown’s machine shop supplies the equipment climatetech startups need to build their hardware, from mills to 3D printers to a laser cutter and more.

Explore The Shop

Prototyping Lab

Our 34,000 square feet of prototyping lab space allows startups to take their technology from initial R&D to rapid prototyping while preparing for manufacturing and commercial development.

Explore The Lab

Electronics Lab

A dedicated space for electronics assembly, soldering, testing, and measuring.

Explore The Electronics Lab