April 12, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Job Creation Incentives to 22 Life Science Companies

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $19 million in Massachusetts Life Sciences Center tax incentive awards, to 22 life sciences companies from across Massachusetts. The tax incentive awards will create 1,276 new jobs in the Commonwealth in 2017, and support life sciences job growth in 13 Massachusetts cities and towns. Nearly three-quarters of this year’s awardees are located outside of Boston and Cambridge. The awards were approved today by the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC).

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April 10, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates More than $6 Million in Workforce and STEM Grants to Educational Institutions in Merrimack Valley Region

President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Travis McCready joined leaders from Merrimack College and representatives from other local educational institutions to celebrate more than $6 million in STEM Equipment and Capital Infrastructure grant funding for regional workforce development and STEM education projects in the Merrimack Valley. The MLSC grants will advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

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MLSC grant awardees join alums, students and administrators from Merrimack College to celebrate more than $6 million in capital grant awards for life sciences training facilities at colleges, high schools and middle schools in the Merrimack Valley.
April 7, 2017

SDC Announces Strategic Expansion to Greater Boston Area

SDC, a specialized data services Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing scalable clinical trial solutions, today announced that it has opened a new office in Waltham, MA. Fueled by accelerated growth and continued high demand for its services, SDC’s strategic expansion to the greater Boston area will stimulate further employee growth in a key talent market and expand the company’s footprint in support of local and global clientele.

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March 31, 2017

Allurion Repays Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and Natick-based Allurion Technologies announced that the company, which was awarded a $750,000 Accelerator loan from the MLSC in 2011, has repaid the loan with interest after a successful funding round from private investors. Allurion’s repayment to the MLSC totaled $1,115,824.

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Allurion Repayment

State Senator Karen E. Spilka and Brad Rosenblum, Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center accept repayment from Allurion Founder Shantanu K. Gaur, M.D and Allurion CEO Jonathan Wecker.
March 22, 2017

Founders Science Group Moves Headquarters and Lab Facilities to Taunton

Founders Science Group (FSG), a contract research and manufacturing organization serving the life sciences sectors, has moved its headquarters and laboratory operations from Cumberland, Rhode Island to a new 4000 square foot facility in Taunton, Massachusetts.  FSG worked closely with the MLSC, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and MassDevelopment on their decision to relocate to Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

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Founders Science Group Co-founders Robert Munroe (far left) and Ron Gurge (with scissors) are joined by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Travis McCready (fifth from left), State Senator Marc Pacheco (fifth from right), State Representative Shaunna O’Connell (fourth from right), MassBio Director of Business Development Laura Hamilton (third from right), and Founders Science Group employees to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new headquarters in Taunton, Massachusetts.
March 20, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $5.2 Million in Workforce and STEM Grants to Educational Institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts

President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Travis McCready joined State Senator Michael Rodrigues, State Representatives Carole Fiola and Paul Schmid, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, leaders from Bristol Community College and representatives from other Southeastern Massachusetts educational institutions to celebrate more than $5.2 million in capital grant funding for regional workforce development and STEM education projects in Southeastern Massachusetts. The MLSC grants will advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

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MLSC grant awardees and local and state officials join students and administrators from Bristol Community College to celebrate $5.2 million in capital grant awards for life sciences training facilities at colleges, high schools and middle schools in Southeastern Massachusetts.
March 16, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $1.1 Million in Workforce and STEM Grants to Educational Institutions in Western Massachusetts

President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Travis McCready joined State Representative Joseph Wagner, Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos, and representatives from regional educational institutions to celebrate more than $1.1 million in capital grant funding for workforce development and STEM education projects in Western Massachusetts. MLSC grants will advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

Chicopee Comp event photo

MLSC grant awardees and local and state officials join students and administrators from Chicopee Comprehensive High School to celebrate $1.1 million in capital grant awards for life sciences training facilities at colleges, high schools and middle schools in Western Massachusetts.
March 15, 2017

Myomo Launches Initial Public Offering via Jobs Act Regulation A+

Myomo, Inc., a commercial stage medical robotics Company, today announced a Regulation A+ initial public offering that allows any investor the opportunity to invest in the Company’s vision for expanded mobility for those suffering from neurological disorders and upper limb paralysis. Myomo’s non-invasive technology, exclusively licensed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, restores a patient’s ability to use their partially paralyzed or weakened arms and hands again so that they can return to work, live independently and reduce their cost of care.

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March 2, 2017

MLSC awards more than $2 million in capital grants for training facilities to schools & workforce development organizations in Greater Boston

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash joined Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Travis McCready, Boston Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey, local elected officials, and officials from Greater Boston educational institutions, to celebrate over $2 million in capital grant funding for regional workforce development and STEM education projects. The grants, from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

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Representatives from Greater Boston area schools and communities celebrate more than $2 million in Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) grants for life sciences training facilities at high schools, middle schools and workforce development organizations throughout the region.  In back from left to right are Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash, State Representative Kevin Honan (D-Boston), MLSC President & CEO Travis McCready, Secretary of Education Jim Peyser, and Boston Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey.  Front left is Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke
March 1, 2017

Access Vascular opens new headquarters in Bedford

Access Vascular, a medical device start-up, has moved its headquarters and lab to a new, larger facility in Bedford, Massachusetts. Founder and President of Access Vascular James Biggins was joined today by Angus McQuilken, Vice President for Communications & Marketing for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), Tom Sommer, President of MassMedic, as well as Access Vascular Board members, employees and friends, at a ribbon cutting ceremony and lab tour to celebrate this important company milestone.

Read the press release here.

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MassMEDIC President Tom Sommer (far left), and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Vice President for Marketing & Communications Angus McQuilken (fourth from right) join Access Vascular founder & President Jim Biggins (Center, with scissors), and his team to officially open the company’s new 7,000 square foot headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts.
February 28, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $2.9 Million in Workforce and STEM Grants to Educational Institutions in Central Massachusetts

Today Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Travis McCready, local elected officials, and officials from Central Massachusetts educational institutions, to celebrate $2.9 million in capital grant funding for regional workforce development and STEM education projects. The grants, from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

February 23, 2017

Visiomed opens first U.S. office in Boston

As of February 2017, Visiomed is pleased to open the first North American BewellConnect Headquarters in the Back Bay neighborhood in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

In the U.S., BewellConnect is informing the future of health care by providing patients with alternative solutions that aim to help reduce the number of visits to the doctor, lessen the probability of hospital readmission, curtail health risks, promote prevention through daily self-monitoring, and streamline the communication with medical professionals since the patient is more informed of their own body.

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February 16, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $3 Million to the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute and North Shore Schools

Governor Charlie Baker announced a total of $3 million in capital grant funding for the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, and for middle and high schools in Gloucester, Lynn, and Salem. The grants, from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, advance the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to build a highly trained workforce and seed job creation in regions across Massachusetts.

Read the press release here.

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MLSC President & CEO Travis McCready, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, and Governor Baker observe a demonstration genetic experiment led by GMGI Associate Scientist Marc Gasser involving a large cod at the Gloucester Marine Genomics institute.
February 16, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $39 Million in Capital Grant Funding to Educational and Research Institutions

Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) today announced $39 million in capital funding for research centers and life sciences training facilities at colleges, universities, middle schools and high schools across the Commonwealth.

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January 31, 2017

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Launch of Massachusetts Ramp-Up Program

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today the launch of the Massachusetts Ramp-Up Program (MassRamp), a new program that will provide grant funding to promising early-stage life sciences companies. The program will provide supplemental grant funding, on a competitive basis, to companies that have been awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grants or contracts from federal agencies. MassRamp aims to bridge the funding gaps associated with the long life sciences R&D cycle, and the high cost of translating research into commercially viable products.  Up to $3,000,000 in funding is available for this inaugural round of the program.

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