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Our Story

LabShares is a unique shared laboratory space that was born out of a small biotech success story. CEO and Founder, Jeff Behrens, originally began his search for lab space in Newton in 2014 while serving as CEO for Siamab Therapeutics. Tired of the long commute to Cambridge, he led Siamab to build a lab in Chapel Bridge Park in Newton. Siamab thrived there through its successful exit in 2019. With Siamab's exit leaving the lab space unoccupied, Jeff began work to re-fit the space as an incubator- enter LabShares. 


Since the initial opening of LabShares in 2018, the company has expanded several times and now occupies more than triple the initial footprint. Our mission is to provide top-quality service to a diverse group of life science startups by offering fully equipped, outfitted, and permitted lab space with a wide range of utilities and resources. We are staffed by industry-savvy professionals, ready to help our members find the answers they need while they focus on discovering the cures of tomorrow.

Meet Our Team

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Dave Baxley
VP, Site Director
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Jackie Ellis
Senior Manager of Financial Operations
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Hilary Gillcrist
Manager of Corporate Development
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Lab and Operations
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VP, Site Director
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Manager of Lab and Safety Operations
Advisory Board

Advisory Board


David is the Site Director at LabShares, 55 Chapel St. He previously managed the facilities at M2D2 in Lowell, MA and brings 25 years of Navy experience to the table.

David Baxley,VP
Site Director


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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is an American supplier of analytical instruments, life sciences solutions, specialty diagnostics, laboratory, pharmaceutical and biotechnology services. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was formed through the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific in 2006.

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Tobin Scientific is a leading provider of Biopharma Cold Chain, Ambient Storage, and Transport & Logistics Services.  With decades of experience and numerous patents, we are the trusted partner of the most reputable names in research, biotech, and life science.  Nationally recognized for comprehensive lab relocations and ultra-low temperature (ULT) transport, Tobin Scientific is your reliable single-source partner.  We offer a full suite of cold and ambient storage services which includes hosting, managing, and releasing mission-critical samples, consumables, capital equipment, and finished goods.  Our GMP storage solutions are custom-built to support the drug manufacturing process and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.

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Innately Curious. Lifelong Learners.

Safety Partners is a portal into a rich array of EHS experience and expertise, giving you a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. Our workplace safety and compliance programs are smart, tailored, and right-sized. Our Quality, Research and Training team (QRT), is our differentiator. QRT keeps current with regulations, guidelines, and the pulse of industry best practices to provide our Consulting Officers ongoing support to meet client challenges.

Clients reap the rewards – efficiency, and service excellence.

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Labviva  connects researchers with suppliers of reagents, chemicals, and instrumentation in an intuitive user-friendly platform that supports the priorities of scientists while staying compliant with purchasing rules. Products are mapped into scientific applications, techniques and protocols, then a relevant citation index score is generated based on references in peer reviewed journal and related documents and assets are compiled. The results are a unique index of products linked to the relevancy of a product with each scientific use case.

ChemoMetec is a worldwide leading manufacturer of cell counting and analysis equipment. We specialize in developing and producing high-precision instrumentation, delivering consistent data for thousands of customers across biotech, pharma, and academic segments. We are experiencing exponential growth, as we strive towards our goal to be the number one provider in Life Sciences. Designed, manufactured, and tested in Denmark, we build our instruments and consumables with quality materials and dedicated expert workmanship.

We are a firm of former biotech in-house counsels and business leaders, venture capital professionals, and pharmaceutical contract specialists. Our professionals have played many roles in the biotech, biopharma, and pharmaceutical industries before they joined Faber. 

We are an intellectual property law firm devoted to the practice of patent law exclusively in the life science industry. When the strength of your intellectual property matters–it’s ALL that matters. The firm’s philosophy of portfolio optimization is centered on the belief that in order to add value, you must understand a client's business, exceed their expectations and, most importantly, work every day with the belief that failure is not an option. It is our mission to extract commercial value from true innovation.

We thank our generous partners and sponsors.
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