1. As bio convention nears, House passes major life sciences bill

    As bio convention nears, House passes major life sciences bill

    The Massachusetts House on Wednesday nearly unanimously approved a bill to support the state's life sciences industry, legislation which hews closely to the $1 billion, ten-year initiative launched by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2007. The House vote Wednesday coincided with a press conference to tout an upcoming international biotech conference in Boston, which could give Gov. Charlie Baker an opportunity to sign an industry-friendly bill into law at the industry's largest gathering of the year. The bill (H 4501) provides about $463 million in new capital authorizations for the state Life Sciences Capital Fund, with an emphasis on ...

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