1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. Triple play for jobs

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Aug 4 2010)

      "We've hired five new people and we're moving toward eight," said Muraca at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, where city and state officials gathered to welcome the company. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

    11. Ethanol firm to open R&D in Chicopee - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 27 2010)

      Cellulosic ethanol company Qteros Inc. plans to have a new research and development facility in Chicopee, Mass. operational by the end of the year, company CEO John McCarthy said in an interview. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Qteros

    12. UMass campus system enjoys building boom

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 26 2010)

      UMass campus system enjoys building boom Projects worth more than $375 million are under way at the flagship Amherst campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Springfield Technical Community College engineering camp gives incoming Sci-Tech students a head start

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 21 2010)

      Springfield Technical Community College engineering camp gives incoming Sci-Tech students a head start “I think it stimulates an interest,” said Gary Janulewicz, a teacher at the high school’s engineering academy and a summer program instructor. He said the program helps introduce students to “things that many of them have not had experience in in the past.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   The Republican

    14. UMass-Amherst raises school's Boston profile

      Explore Boston.com (Jul 11 2010)

      The University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus has hired a veteran state Senate staffer to help raise the school's profile in Boston. University of Massachusetts Amherst - University of Massachusetts - Boston - Massachusetts - Education (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. Amarantus MA Announces Collaboration With Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

      Explore earthtimes.org (Jun 25 2010)

      "We are pleased to welcome Amarantus to Western Massachusetts, where their collaborations will add to the growing cluster of premiere life sciences research being conducted in this area," said Mike Graney, Senior Vice President of Business Development at the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. "As a center of excellence both for the Commonwealth and the U.S., both the PVLSI and CEAR will provide this innovative and growing company with the resources it needs in terms of a highly-successful scientific workforce." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    16. Seahorse Bioscience grows through Mass. expansion

      Explore masshightech.com (Jun 23 2010)

      Seahorse Bioscience grows through Mass. expansion Seahorse’s acquisition of Chicopee-based Innovative Microplate Inc. five years ago has led to continued hiring through the recession and an expansion of the manufacturing facility there, to 25,000 square feet from 14,000 square feet. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

    17. Amarantus appoints Lawrence Schwartz & expands to MA

      Explore Welcome to Pharmalive.com (Jun 16 2010)

      Amarantus Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Lawrence M. Schwartz, Ph.D., to Scientific Advisory Board Company Seeks to Expand Efforts in Massachusetts to Include Subsidiary Amarantus, (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Transformative Method Produces Green Biofuels

      Explore Laboratory Equipment (May 27 2010)

      A new way to make valuable chemicals and more affordable “green” fuel from solar power, bacteria and carbon dioxide could be "truly transformative" for our society if it works on a commercial scale, says microbiologist Derek Lovley, head of a research group developing the method at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Colleges extend roles in Springfield incubator

      Explore masshightech.com (May 27 2010)

      Colleges extend roles in Springfield incubator The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Springfield Technical Community College announced today that they are taking on leadership roles with the Springfield Incubator, with UMass executive Marla Michel being named director of the incubator and a UMass spinoff moving in as a tenant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Gov't unveils $1b biomedical tax credit

      Explore washingtonpost.com (May 24 2010)

      Gov't unveils $1b biomedical tax credit The Obama administration said Friday it's offering $1 billion in seed money to small research firms in the hunt for promising medical breakthroughs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry

    21. Viewpoint: Massachusetts needs an economic development zone

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2010)

      One way to jumpstart the process: Convene a New England Regional Economic Summit. Each of the six states could appoint a small delegation led by their respective top economic development officers for a two-day series of policy discussion and priority setting. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Scuderi Group

    22. Sanofi-Aventis adds to local life sciences effort - Boston Business Journal:

      Explore Boston Business Journal (May 10 2010)

      “This year, our Accelerator Loan Program will invest up to $5.5 million in promising early-stage companies, building on the $3.4 million in loans that we made available last year,” said Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “As this program continues to grow, we truly appreciate the support that leading private sector companies like Sanofi Aventis provide to help our early-stage companies achieve product development milestones and bring new technologies to the marketplace.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    23. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

      Explore Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (May 4 2010)

      Life Sciences Center is pleased to announce that it is offering tax incentives in 2010 to companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. The Life Sciences Initiative authorizes the Center to award up to $25 million in tax incentives each year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Life Sciences Center

    24. EDC Attending International Biotechnology Conference

      Explore From the EDC (May 2 2010)

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will join Governor Deval Patrick and the rest of the Massachusetts delegation at BIO 2010, the international biotechnology convention, in Chicago this week. BIO attracts biotech and pharma compaines from all over the world, as well as economic development, trade and invest (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

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