1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month Hidalgo’s journey to success wasn’t always so clear. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hidalgo dropped out of high school at age 15, eventually returning to complete her diploma through night school. After receiving her high-school diploma, she took many years off, which included working as a paraprofessional, before finally enrolling at Hunter College of the City University of New York. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield State University   Westfield

    2. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    3. EDC Assesses Regional Competitiveness

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

        The EDC commissioned CWS Consulting Group to assess ten regional industry sectors for growth and investment potential. CWS used the western Mass section of a 2008 statewide study by Moran Stahl & Boyer commissioned by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (“MassEcon”) as its starting point and assessed changes and opportunities that have arisen since then. This study achieved two objectives for us. It addressed our competitiveness against a regional peer group and it helped us improve our understanding of the internal workings of the sectors as part of our Homefield Advantage program. The study identified regional competitive advantages in the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Homefield Advantage

    4. Mass. colleges make updated science buildings a priority

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 29 2011)

      If infrastructure is a visible sign of investing in STEM education, Massachusetts universities appear to be on board. Both the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have plans to build science buildings with lab space on campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    5. UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation

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      UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation The University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing has received a five year $20-million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue work it began when the center was first created five years ago. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Mount Holyoke College

    6. UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who develop technologies on the scale of a human hair are in line for a major grant from the federally-funded National Science Foundation (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Amherst

    7. Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation Mathworks president Jack Little: Our business, like many in Massachusetts, depends on talent that is educated and excited about science, technology, engineering and math. That excitement must be nurtured early in our children and be sustained through to the time they join the workforce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    8. Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges receive $1 million National Science Foundation grant for biomathematics

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 6 2011)

      Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges receive $1 million National Science Foundation grant for biomathematics Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges will form a Four College Biomathematics Consortium to support joint investigations into life research questions, exploring fields such as genome sequences that offer clues to fundamental questions about life on earth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield win grants in new Massachusetts competition

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 6 2011)

      Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield win grants in new Massachusetts competition Community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Springfield on Tuesday won awards from a new state grant program designed to encourage innovation at state campuses of higher education. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    10. Mass. doles out $16M in fed green funds for eight towns - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 25 2011)

      The projects financed are: • Belchertown; Town of Belchertown; $3,15 million — Energy Savings Performance Contract to reduce energy consumption in public buildings by 20 percent • Deerfield; ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

    11. The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 16 2011)

      The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News Economic growth and its resulting jobs are driven by innovation. Innovation comes from talented people. Last year, CNBC named Massachusetts the No. 1 state in education and No. 2 in access to capital. We must work together and do everything possible to earn the No. 1 spot in retaining talent as well. Our success, and the future success of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston Fed

    12. Covidien kicks off PAD studies in Europe

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 8 2011)

      Covidien said its Definitive AR anti-restenosis study is enrolling patients at Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium. Definitive AR is a pilot study designed to address restenosis, which is the narrowing of a blood vessel in patients with PAD, and will look at the impact of treating a diseased vessel with plaque excision prior to the use of a drug-coated balloon. The study will focus on whether removing calcified plaque will enhance the absorption of drugs delivered by a drug-coated balloon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

    13. Conducting Properties in Bacterial Nanowires Discovered

      Explore Newswise (Aug 7 2011)

      Lead microbiologist Derek Lovley with physicists Mark Tuominen, Nikhil Malvankar and colleagues, say networks of bacterial filaments, known as microbial nanowires because they conduct electrons along their length, can move charges as efficiently as synthetic organic metallic nanostructures, and they do it over remarkable distances, thousands of times the bacterium’s length. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. MLSC opens applications for tax incentives - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 19 2011)

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has opened up the application process for the 2011 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program, which has the potential to dole out up to $25 million in tax breaks each year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    15. Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 11 2011)

      Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com CEOs of Massachusetts biotech and medical device companies who have had issues with new federal policies will gain direct access to the commissioner of their chief regulatory agency today. U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will accompany Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to two roundtables in Boston. “Massachusetts is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    16. Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 9 2011)

      Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com Amherst-based Therapeutic Systems — which in May launched its wearable Vayu vest that’s designed to help soothe autistic children — has raised $325,000 in initial seed-round funding in addition to $66,500 in prize and grant money. As one of 125 finalists in MassChallenge, its two executives hope not only to win some of the start-up comp... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    17. MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 7 2011)

      MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest Mullen co-developed the vest’s DeePAD technology, which is licensed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It’s based on research started when he was earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering there and continued during Ph.D. studies. The vest, which sells for $2,000 and comes in three sizes, is fabricated by medical device manufacturer Dielectrics Inc. in Chicopee. It has a removable hand pump that allows the child, his parent, occupational therapist or other caregiver to inflate or deflate the internal vest “bladder” to apply the desired level of deep pressure to the child. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Microtest tech screens for toxicity in medical devices

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 7 2011)

      Microtest tech screens for toxicity in medical devices “With our in-vitro test, manufacturers and biomaterials researchers can screen thousands of polymers in less than a week,” he said in a statement, adding that the test can save time and expense during medical device checks because the embryos develop within 24 hours. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Microtest   Steve Richter

    19. The Vision Project

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 5 2011)

      The Vision Project There are many moving parts to the state Department of Higher Education’s Vision Project, but the bottom line is jobs, or, to be more precise, properly preparing individuals for the jobs that define a new, technology-centered economy. The Vision Project aligns all 29 public colleges and universities behind seven identified goals — from improving graduation rates to getting more people into math and science fields — and adds several layers of accountability. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. EDC Supports Massachusetts Activities at BIO Convention

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 1 2011)

      I attended the Biotechnology International Organization (“BIO”) Convention in Washington DC last week. The EDC has been part of the Massachusetts delegation at this convention for a decade.  While there is always some advantage to us to be part of the Massachusetts team, we have cut back on other trade shows where western Mass does not have a significant industry presence. But we retain our participation at BIO for several reasons. First, we still believe in the promise of the Massachusetts Life Science Center (“LSC”). The LSC was created to manage the $1 billion Mass Life Science Initiative, announced by ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Allan W. Blair

    21. Mass. officials unveil life sciences partnerships

      Explore Boston.com (Jun 30 2011)

      Under the agreement, three participating state agencies -- the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center -- will be committing nearly $1 million to projects with an Israeli partner that has yet to be chosen. Israel will provide up to $1 million in matching funds for the projects. Massachusetts is the first US state to enter into such an agreement with Israel, which has large life sciences and technology sectors. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    22. Amarantus BioSciences Announces Partnership Agreement With Generex Biotechnology

      Explore Marketwire (Jun 1 2011)

      Amarantus BioSciences Announces Partnership Agreement With Generex Biotechnology Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. ("Amarantus"), a biotechnology company developing first-in-class, disease-modifying treatments that address an underlying cause of cell death known as apoptosis, today announced a licensing agreement under which Amarantus will in-license Generex Biotechnology, Inc.'s ("Generex") drug delivery technologies in all therapeutic areas, excluding diabetes mellitus, where Generex and Amarantus will pursue a joint research collaboration. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

    23. DOE awards Early Career Awards to 11 New England researchers

      Explore masshightech.com (May 17 2011)

      The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded five-year Early Career Awards, all worth at least $150,000, to 67 recipients nationally, including 11 New England researchers. The grants came from the DOE’s Office of Science and are designed to support researchers early in their careers and focused in areas of interest to the DOE. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    24. Covidien beats Street, stock up

      Explore bizjournals (Apr 22 2011)

      Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) stock is up almost 2 percent, after the life sciences company reported that sales grew by 10 percent during the most recent quarter, over the year-ago period. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

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