Massachusetts Life Sciences Center approves $9.7 million for Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield | masslive.com
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Gov. Deval Patrick approved Tuesday a $9.7 million grant to build and equip the Berkshire Innovation Center in the William Stanley Business Park here. Outfitted with the latest in clean rooms and three-dimensional printers precise measurement, precision analysis and microscopy, the center will serve as a place for established manufacturers of medical devices to do research and development in lab space they can't afford on their own, said Pittsfield Economic Development Authority executive director Corydon Thurston. It will also serve as incubator space for up-and-coming businesses in the medical-device industry.