1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. Development of life science is seen as critical to the future of Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2011)

      Development of life science is seen as critical to the future of Western Massachusetts “It will help sharpen the focus on what we need to do as a region to foster groups in this cluster, of which we have really little compared to the Boston and Worcester areas,” said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. “I hope, from an economical point of view, it will result in, over time, some investments in key areas or components of the life sciences industry that would create jobs here and add to our overall prosperity.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Smith College

    8. Jan. 27 Summit To Explore Potential For Life Sciences Cluster in Western Mass.

      Explore smith.edu (Jan 6 2011)

      Jan. 27 Summit To Explore Potential For Life Sciences Cluster in Western Mass. Smith College President Carol T. Christ, who will open the summit, cites the collective power of five colleges – Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass Amherst – as key resources that bring powerful research assets and a sustained commitment to the economic success of the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Smith College

    9. Qteros gets partner, $22M round | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 6 2011)

      Qteros said its new facility in Chicopee, which will allow for larger-scale fermentation than it has in Marlborough, will open by the end of February, McCarthy said. The facility will help the company to gather more data in its effort toward commercialization, McCarthy said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    10. Mass. Life Sciences Center reopens grant program | MassDevice - Medical Device Industry News

      Explore massdevice.com (Jan 4 2011)

      The quasi-public agency plans to dole out up to $3 million in grants of up to $500,000 each that match Phase II or post-Phase II small business innovation research or small business technology transfer grants from federal agencies. (Read Full Article)

    11. Happy New Year from the EDC

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 30 2010)

      On behalf of EDC President and CEO Allan Blair and our entire staff, the EDC wishes you a Happy and Successful New Year. In particular, my colleague Anne DeWolf, the primary Editor of the EDC Business News, and I want to thank you for reading our daily updates. We are proud of our technology’s ability to ferret out stories of interest every day, but it’s not infallible, so please send us links to online stories about your firm or industry or releases from your websites. The more times we mention your company or organization, the more likely it ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    12. Microtest Founder Feted in MassBio Story

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 30 2010)

      The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council ("MassBio") published a feature story about Steve Richter, the founder of Microtest, in its recent newsletter. MassBio has given the EDC permission to reprint the story. Here is a link to it - http://www.westernmassedc.com/microtestnews/ Microtest is one of the region's foremost life science companies. Steve is a friend and colleague of the EDC. Steve and his employees at Microtest have provided support and sage counsel to the EDC in our efforts to grow the life science and medical device sectors of the regional economy. We wish them a healthy and successful 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ...

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 27 2010)

      Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ... High Speed computers, green energy and high-tech manufacturing provided bright spots this year when too often the business news was dominated by a struggling housing and labor markets and a lingering national recession. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual Center

    14. Colleges: We can educate for General Dynamics jobs

      Explore Home - North Adams Transcript (Dec 24 2010)

      MCLA is also scheduled to break ground on its 65,000-square-foot Center for Science and Innovation this coming summer. Bowman Hall, where MCLA’s science programs are located, will be renovated as part of that project. The completion of those two projects is expected to enhance MCLA’s workforce development efforts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   General Dynamics   Amherst

    15. A Documented Success

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 16 2010)

      A Documented Success Ray Catougno didn’t graduate high school with plans to become a court reporter. But when opportunity knocked, he ran with it, and eventually founded a company that employs about 700 people nationwide, providing transcription services for the medical, legal, law-enforcement, and insurance fields. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    16. Editorial: STCC is building pipeline of biotech workers

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2010)

      Microtest Industries of Agawam, which does product testing and research for the pharmaceutical industry, for example, counts on STCC’s biotechnology program to provide it with a pipeline of highly trained workers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    17. Western New England College opens $40 million Center for Sciences and Pharmacy

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2010)

      Western New England College opens $40 million Center for Sciences and Pharmacy Western New England College formally opened its new $40 million 127,000-square-foot home of its pharmacy school and other science programs Tuesday morning. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Berkshire Bank   Springfield

    18. Springfield Technical Community College gets biotechnology designation from Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2010)

      Springfield Technical Community College gets biotechnology designation from Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Steven G. Richter, president and scientific director of Microtest Laboratories in Agawam, said he got involved with Springfield Technical Community College in order to provide his company with a work force. He now has about a dozen employees from STCC out of a work force of 85. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Springfield Technical Community College

    19. 8 Mass. community colleges endorsed by biotech industry

      Explore masshightech.com (Dec 8 2010)

      The Massachusetts Life Science Education Consortium plans to announce today a list of eight community colleges to be endorsed by the commonwealth’s biotech industry. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. UMass microbiologists Derek Lovley and Zarath Summers report on "cooperative" bacteria

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 7 2010)

      UMass microbiologists Derek Lovley and Zarath Summers report on "cooperative" bacteria Microbiologists, led by Derek R. Lovley and Zarath M. Summers, reported in the Dec. 2 issue of Science [abstract] that two different species of bacteria being observed in a culture formed direct electrical connections in order to consume food that neither of them could use on their own. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    21. Joseph Jerry tabbed to lead PVLSI

      Explore Daily Collegian (Nov 22 2010)

      Joseph Jerry tabbed to lead PVLSI University of Massachusetts Professor Joseph Jerry was appointed Scientific Director of the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVSLI) earlier this fall. He succeeds Professor Lawrence Schwartz, who was recently appointed the Isenberg Professor of Integrative Science. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Down to a Science

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 16 2010)

      Down to a Science It’s called the New Laboratory Science Building, or NLSB, a $156 million, state-of-the-art facility now taking shape on the UMass Amherst campus. It’s part of a larger, nearly $300 million initiative, which also includes the Integrated Science Building opened in late 2009, to create a life sciences ‘precinct’ or ‘community’ on the campus that is being designed to greatly increase research capacity and facilitate collaborative efforts among science departments (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. UMass shares $750K for antimicrobial compounds

      Explore masshightech.com (Nov 16 2010)

      In July 2009, UMass and Polymedix won $975,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop antibiotics to be used against food-borne illnesses. The two also split a Navy grant that same month to study the best antimicrobial compounds for military uses. The Office of Naval Research awarded UMass and PolyMedix that $99,000 Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    24. Where Biology Meets Technology

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 9 2010)

      Where Biology Meets Technology Seahorse Bioscience became part of the landscape in Western Mass. six years ago, when the company needed an injection-molding specialist to produce a sophisticated component for an instrument that would measure bioenergetics in living cells, and found one in Chicopee. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

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