The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, research, development, and commercialization. The company has an Accelerator Loan Program which reflects the center's ongoing commitment to supporting early-stage life sciences companies. The primary objective of the Accelerator Loan Program is to provide working capital to early-stage life sciences companies with a high potential for technology commercialization, rapid growth, and private equity financing. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center develops and offers programs that fund innovation-driven economic development initiatives in the Massachusetts life sciences ecosystem, but also may have relevance for other “innovation” sectors. The firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.