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

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

      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.
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    3. Happy New Year from the EDC

      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 ...
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    4. Microtest Founder Feted in MassBio Story

      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.
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    5. Colleges: We can educate for General Dynamics jobs

      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.
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    6. A Documented Success

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

      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.
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    8. Down to a Science

      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
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    9. UMass shares $750K for antimicrobial compounds

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

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

      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.
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