1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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)

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. MLSC opens second round of life sciences grant program - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Nov 9 2010)

      MLSC opens second round of life sciences grant program - Mass High Tech Business News The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is accepting applications for its Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program, intended to help move scientific research from universities and research institutions into commercialized products. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    20. UMass Amherst Office of News & Information : News Releases : Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Names New Science Director

      Explore University of Massachusetts Amherst (Nov 8 2010)

      UMass Amherst Office of News & Information : News Releases : Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Names New Science Director The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute has appointed D. Joseph Jerry to the position of science director. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    21. UMass Amherst Office of News & Information : News Releases : Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Announces New CEAR Director

      Explore University of Massachusetts Amherst (Nov 5 2010)

      UMass Amherst Office of News & Information : News Releases : Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Announces New CEAR Director Sallie Smith-Schneider has been appointed director of the Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR) at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI). (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Baystate Health

    22. UMass celebrates new $156.5 million laboratory science building; gets word of state aid for new classroom building

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 22 2010)

      UMass celebrates new $156.5 million laboratory science building; gets word of state aid for new classroom building Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, said earlier this week said that the Integrated Sciences Building is focused on teaching and the new building will provide research space for graduate students and faculty. The building “will be heavily focused on life science. It’s a good growth area for us,” Malone said. The state, he added, “has a set a priority for the life sciences. We want to be part of that.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    23. Seahorse Bioscience in Chicopee hopes to help researchers find causes of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Parksonson's, Alzheimer's and obesity

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 21 2010)

      Seahorse Bioscience in Chicopee hopes to help researchers find causes of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Parksonson's, Alzheimer's and obesity Teich said Billerica-based Seahorse first came to Chicopee in 2004 because of the high concentration of sophisticated plastics-molding companies located there. Within six months, Seahorse bought out its supplier and has since grown the operation from a $1.5-million-a-year business to $20 million a year with 50 employees. Teich said Seahorse has added $2 million in annual payroll in the last year, most of it in Chicopee. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

    24. American Nobel Prize 2010 for Chemistry Richard Heck lives in the Philippines

      Explore Batangas Today (Oct 7 2010)

      American Nobel Prize 2010 for Chemistry Richard Heck lives in the Philippines Richard Heck, who was born in 1931 in Springfield, Massachusetts, got his degree in bachelor of sciences and his doctorate at the University of California Los Angeles. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

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