Welcome to the Greater Boston Life Sciences Corridor, home to the World’s Largest Cluster of Life Science and Biotech Companies, with more than 730 companies spanning five thriving communities all connected by the region's transit system. We warmly invite BIO 2018 guests from around the world to join us in exploring opportunities in life sciences and biotech across the Life Sciences Corridor and learn why this region is well positioned in offering a great location to live, work, and discover.
 
Visit Assembly Square to see an innovative model of mixed-used development in Somerville, one the Boston's area's most creative and exciting cities just over a mile from downtown Boston and Kendall Square on public transit. Assembly Square, winner of Curbed Boston's "Neighborhood of the Year" award two years running, is anchored by Partners HealthCare, the largest network of hospitals and physicians' groups in the state, with 4,500 employees in a state-of-the-art headquarters.

The site of a former Ford Motor Company plant, Assembly Row is now a bustling home to 25+ restaurants, a 12-screen cinema, new upscale apartments and condos, and a collection of retail stores. It is the ultimate destination for entertainment, business, and residential activity and an incredible opportunity for the life-science industry.

The Assembly Square opportunity consists of two distinct developments, Assembly Row and 5-7 Middlesex Avenue. Collectively, these developments can accommodate 5.2 million square feet of additional commercial and lab space only a short Orange Line subway ride away from downtown Boston.
 
Tours will pick up and drop off at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Tour cost: $35.00.
 
Check-in opens at 9:30am in Room 210A. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tour's scheduled depature. The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18.
 
Tour contact – Ben Sommer, Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, City of Somerville bsommer@somervillema.gov