Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSC) is a unique hub of excellence in biological research in India. Nucleated by the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), a premier centre for cutting edge biological research and training in India, the Bangalore Life Science Cluster includes two other research institutions in Bangalore – inStem and CCAMP. Each of these additional entities has its own scientific mandate, but benefits from and contributes to the rich environment in basic biology already offered by NCBS. It is envisioned that these synergistic associations at the Cluster will have a far greater impact on life sciences research than the sum of individual contributions from each institution.