1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Life Sciences Intern Challenge Leads to Significant Discoveries

      Life Sciences Intern Challenge Leads to Significant Discoveries

      The MLSC’s Internship Challenge enables life sciences companies of 100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts, or 250 or fewer worldwide, to identify and hire interns interested in developing their careers in the life sciences industry. The MLSC maintains an online portal to help companies find qualified interns, and reimburses companies for their interns’ salaries, up to $7,200 per intern. Larger life sciences companies may source interns through the MLSC’s online portal, but are not eligible for reimbursement.

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    2. Editorial: UMass on the brink of life sciences discoveries | masslive.com

      Editorial: UMass on the brink of life sciences discoveries | masslive.com

      The University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s efforts to join the big leagues of research institutions got a supercharge last week in the form of a $95 million state grant that will be used to advance life sciences projects in the Pioneer Valley. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said receipt of the grant – the largest amount to date under Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s $1 billion life sciences initiative signed into law in 2008 – will make UMass-Amherst’s research profile more prominent, help it attract students and faculty and “make it a center of industry collaboration and technology transfer.”

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    3. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Funds Two Grants for Western Mass

      Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick and other luminaries announced that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”) will fund a $95 Million project at UMass and a $5.5 Million project at Baystate Health. Although ten speakers weighed in on this yesterday at the press conference, none told the beginning of the story.

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    4. UMass to get $95 million for life sciences building seen as an economic engine ... - MassLive.com

      UMass to get $95 million for life sciences building seen as an economic engine ... - MassLive.com

      Gov. Deval L Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Thursday awarded $100 million to life science capital projects including $95 million to the University of Massachusetts to outfit half of the new $157 million life sciences building. Three new centers will be created in that building and will lead to myriad jobs, said Susan Windham-Bannister, the president and COE of the life sciences center.

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    5. Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.

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    6. Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Honorees will be Steven G. Richter, president and CEO of Microtest Labs in Agawam, and Michael F. Kane, former state representative and now director of government relations for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

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    7. Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      From the floor of the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) said Monday it was launching a new International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP) to enable the group to partner with other nations to award funding to support R&D in Massachusetts and in the partnering nations. The international program will promote collaboration between life sciences companies and to increase the development of new products for commercialization.

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    8. Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      A $32 million science lab project is slated to begin this summer at Central High School as approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed within two years.  The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.

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    9. The EDC on the Road

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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    10. Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.

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    11. Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Mary E. Walachy, the executive director of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, was appointed in November to the 11-member board which sets policies and oversees spending for the state Department of Early Education and Care.

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    12. Patrick signs bill requiring oral cancer drug coverage, over business groups' opposition

      Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.
      The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
      “The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...

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    13. Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

      Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

      The horizon has expanded for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students in precision manufacturing jobs, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The quasi-public center chose Smith out of a pool of 35 applicants for the $100,000 grant, which will be used to purchase two turning machines that can be used to manufacture precision products for industries such as medicine and aerospace, where the standards for parts and tools are high.

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    14. Springfield officials propose $25 million-$30 million science lab addition at Central High School

      Springfield officials propose $25 million-$30 million science lab addition at Central High School

      The project, with an estimated price tag of $25 million to $30 million, is slated to include the science lab addition, renovations of the existing science lab classrooms for a mix of labs and regular classrooms, new equipment, technology and furnishings, and a new roof and new sprinkler system throughout the Central school building, said Rita L. Coppola-Wallace, the city’s director of capital asset construction.

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    15. Amarantus Biosciences Awarded Research Grant by Center of Excellence in

      Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments for brain-related disorders including Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) centered on its unique proprietary anti-apoptotic therapeutic protein known as MANF, today announced a Translational Research Grant award from the University of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute's Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR).  The Institute is a joint research venture of Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Investigators will exploit publicly available genomics databases to identify potentially new therapeutic targets for MANF-based therapeutics, and then validate those hypotheses in cell-based laboratory ...

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    16. UMass to study Western Massachusetts life sciences industry thanks to $308000

      UMass to study Western Massachusetts life sciences industry thanks to $308000

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst will inventory all the biotechnology capabilities in Western Massachusetts – including the area’s precision manufacturers and the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield – with a $308,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

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    17. PVLSI Announces Licensing Agreement of Intellectual Property to Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      PVLSI Announces Licensing Agreement of Intellectual Property to Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      Seahorse Biosciences has licensed a patent, titled “Methods, Compositions and Kits for Assaying Mitochondrial Function,” developed in the laboratory of Dr. Nagendra Yadava, the John Adams Investigator at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) and Alejandro Heuck, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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