1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Massachusetts, South Korea heat up ties in life sciences - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 21 2011)

      Governor Deval Patrick met with Mayor Oh Se-hoon of Seoul, South Korea. Additionally, the administration’s Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Greg Bialecki signed the MOU with Assistant Mayor for Economic Promotion Myunho Shin of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The agreement will identify opportunities for mutual job growth and research and development in the life sciences and technology sectors. It is also designed to increase trade and investment between the two governments, to establish contacts between research institutes and centers and develop joint vocational training and education initiatives. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    9. Study: Medical devices manufacturing shifting to lower cost locations - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 15 2011)

      Boyd agreed that western Massachusetts has a lower cost of living than the Boston area and it has access to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. “We think western Massachusetts has a chance, with access to intellectual capital at a fraction of the cost and to Bradley,” he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Bradley International Airport

    10. Israeli firm EarlySense to open U.S. headquarters in Mass.

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 14 2011)

      Israeli firm EarlySense to open U.S. headquarters in Mass. Patrick embarked on the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011 in March to fuse relationships and talk about new investments and partnerships in Israel and the United Kingdom. He was joined on his trip by Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, who spoke to Mass High Tech on a separate subject of attracting businesses, including Israeli life sciences companies, to western Massachusetts. “Israel has a strong life sciences cluster, especially in medical devices, which is suited to the western part of the state,” she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Covidien

    11. Editorial: Plan to use $1.5 million from Rays of Hope Walk for breast cancer research good news for Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2011)

      Editorial: Plan to use $1.5 million from Rays of Hope Walk for breast cancer research good news for Western Massachusetts The foundation announced this week that it will use $1.5 million from the Rays of Hope to help establish a breast cancer research center at the nine-year-old Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute at 3601 Main St. The center, which will be known as the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, is a collaboration between Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    12. Mass. state agencies, local companies shoot to make a splash at BIO show - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 13 2011)

      “BIO is our best opportunity to interact with international biotech companies. We are looking for prospects that are ready to open or expand their U.S. presence, and we want them to locate in Massachusetts,” said Angus G. McQuilken, vice president for communications with the MLSC. “This year’s BIO also provides us with a great opportunity to promote the 2012 show, which will be in Boston (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

    13. PVLSI opens new Breast Cancer Research Center

      Explore Daily Collegian (Apr 11 2011)

      PVLSI opens new Breast Cancer Research Center The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) announced Monday that it has received a grant of $1.5 million from the cancer research organization Rays of Hope Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer to establish a new Springfield center for breast cancer research. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Greenfield

    14. Governor's trade mission: It's about long-term results

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 11 2011)

      Unfortunately, even before the delegation returned, the media began to question the value of missions in general, and this trip in particular. It appears that the sole criteria used by many to judge the success of this trip are the number of jobs produced at the end of two weeks. This is incredibly short-sighted and does not acknowledge the fact that economic development strategies must be designed for the long term. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Clean Energy Center

    15. Western Massachusetts: the next life sciences hub?

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 1 2011)

      Windham-Bannister was a speaker at the forum along with Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of western Massachusetts, and Abigail Barrow, founding director of Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center. The forum also included local businesspeople and Smith faculty. (Read Full Article)

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

    16. Clean energy grants worth $160K awarded by MassCEC, MTTC - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Mar 23 2011)

      • Bart Lipkens, Western New England College’s Mechanical Engineering Department, “Ultrasound and Acoustophoresis Technology for the Collection and Processing of Oleaginous Microorganisms for the Production of Bio-oils.” From MassCEC: The funding will help researchers develop a laboratory-sized prototype that uses ultrasound and acoustophoresis technology to produce biofuels from micro-algae. The system involves the harvesting of micro-algae, the production of biofuel from the algae, and the concentration and separation of the biofuel. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Life Sciences Center

    17. March 31 Summit to Explore Potential For Life Sciences Cluster in Western ...

      Explore smith.edu (Mar 14 2011)

      Recognizing the importance of the life sciences to the economic development of Western Massachusetts, Smith College, in partnership with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and a number of the region’s higher education and industry leaders, will host a half-day summit on March 31 featuring key figures in this important sector of the state’s economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Smith College

    18. MLSC invites pitches for capital projects funding

      Explore masshightech.com (Mar 10 2011)

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center today announced open solicitations for investment requests relating to life sciences-related capital projects beginning in Fiscal Year 2013. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    19. Westfield, Springfield and Northampton schools get biotech lab equipment through a state grant

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2011)

      STCC received a boost in its grant when Microtest Laboratories in Agawam pledged to donate a $30,000 piece of equipment that counts as a matching donation under the grant program and netted the college additional grant money, Rapp said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Springfield   Northampton

    20. Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Executive Director Mitch Adams to be replaced

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 22 2011)

      Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Executive Director Mitch Adams to be replaced The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a public-private agency that helps develop the state's innovation economy, is getting new leadership. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    21. Life sciences research at Pioneer Valley colleges is poised to become leading hub

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 19 2011)

      Life sciences research at Pioneer Valley colleges is poised to become leading hub Poised to grow these areas of knowledge into a full-fledged life sciences cluster are academic leaders, researchers, clinicians and leaders of agencies such as the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute of Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Smith College

    22. Spotlight 4: Growing The Life Sciences

      Explore WBJournal.com (Feb 14 2011)

      A Holyoke builder, The O’Connell Cos. Inc., will lease property from WPI to finance, construct and own a $30-million, four-story building at 50 Prescott St. The 92,000-square-foot building is expected to house about 140 employees and would be the second major building in the 12-acre park. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke

    23. Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2011)

      Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level Research projects that UMass-Amherst faculty members are working on brought in a record $170 million in grants in fiscal year 2010. And Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, believes the university’s funding success will only serve as an incentive to win more next year. Malone said the university plans to double its research during the next five years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Springfield

    24. Life Sciences event at Smith College in Northampton called off by snow

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2011)

      Life Sciences event at Smith College in Northampton called off by snow The “Life Sciences in Western Massachusetts: Advancing the Next Generation” seminar set for Thursday at Smith College has been called off due to the impending snowstorm. No makeup date has been set, yet, said Angus G. McQuilken, vice president for communications at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Smith College

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