World-Class Laboratories & Facilities

When it comes to empowering ideas, we’re state of the art.

Researchers should concentrate on research, not resources. Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art facilities allow them to do just that.

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is the primary teaching hospital for Boston University School of Medicine. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care while serving as New England’s largest safety-net hospital and the region’s largest provider of trauma and emergency services.

BioSquare Discovery & Innovation Center

BioSquare offers state-of-the-art, built-to-suit research facilities for leading life sciences companies to pursue discovery, innovation, and commerce. This 14-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot facility is adjacent to Boston Medical Center and the BU Medical Campus.

Core Facilities

BU has more than 20 facilities on the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus that provide services, expertise, and instruments for high-quality research. Some labs are specific to their supporting groups; most are available on a fee-for-service basis to researchers both inside and outside the University.

CRC Campus Cores

MED Campus Cores
This list is for reference; complete information about medical campus cores can be found on the School of Medicine site.


With 2.2 million volumes, the Mugar Memorial Library serves as the flagship for a system that includes 10 major libraries and several specialty ones. They provide reference, reading materials, computer equipment, research services, and more.

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a data center dedicated to research computing. It is operated by five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts: Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts.

National Emerging Infectious?Diseases Laboratories

National Emerging Infectious?Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is a $200 million, cutting-edge facility dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat emerging infectious diseases. We emphasize the high-containment core facilities, as these are the most urgently needed and least available nationwide.

Scientific Instrument Facility

This facility specializes in making all types of high-quality, cost-effective experimental hardware—including vacuum chambers, telescopes, positioning tables, electron guns, manipulators, and cryostats—for the Boston research community.