1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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