Emulate, Inc., announced the official opening of its new headquarters and laboratories in Boston’s Seaport District, at 27 Drydock Avenue within The Innovation and Design Building. The new facility will be a workplace for the company’s 40 employees, with plans for expansion to 85 employees within the coming year.
Emulate located its new headquarters to facilitate collaborations within Boston’s biotechnology hub of pharmaceutical and biotech companies who are using the Organs-on-Chips technology to better predict the potential efficacy and safety of drug candidates, and to improve the drug development process.
The new expansion enables Simcere to provide additional functions to all our clients, and to be a part of one of the world’s leading ecocystems for life sciences innovation in the Greater Boston region. The company also announced that it is a sponsor for an international startup contest in life science, especially in precision medicine and e-health. The co-sponsors include influential Chinese industrial investors, pharmaceutical companies and Chinese media with the support of a powerful alliance of strategic investors. The event runs from January to May 2016. It will take place in 8 cities in both China and the US, with the US preliminaries held in San Francisco and Boston.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced that applications are now being accepted for a new round of the Job Creation Tax Incentive Program. The Program offers tax incentives to encourage the growth of companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. Through this year’s program, the MLSC will seek to leverage the life sciences assets that are now in place around the state, and promote growth throughout Massachusetts. Toward that end, the agency is actively encouraging applications from companies located outside of Greater Boston.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), announced the launch of the twelfth round of its Accelerator Loan Program, the MLSC’s flagship investment program that provides working capital to early-stage life sciences companies.
In the new round, the Accelerator program will offer loans of up to $750,000 per company. The program seeks to provide support to companies at a critical stage of their development cycle, enabling them to conduct vital research and proof of concept studies, and attract subsequent investment while improving the odds of bringing cutting-edge innovation to the marketplace.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced six new grants totaling $930,000 to Massachusetts companies to support R&D collaborations through the agency’s Universal Partnerships (UP) Program.
United Kingdom-based ValiRx Plc announced the opening of its new North American office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Located in Kendall Square, the office is the firm’s first North American location. ValiRx is a life science company with a focus on cancer therapeutics and epigenetic cancer diagnostics for personalized medicine.
vantix DIAGNOSTICS announced today the relocation of its US headquarters to the University of Massachusetts Lowell Innovation Hub. vantix had been located in New Hampshire yet on the lookout for space within the biotech corridor outside of Boston.
Jana Care, a startup company tackling diabetes care in India, is establishing its first full-time U.S. operations in Boston. Recognizing the leadership of the medical and biotechnology community of Greater Boston, Jana Care decided to bring their R&D operations to the Hub. The U.S. office of Jana Care will be based out of the Business Innovation Center at Boston University, and the company has also joined the Harvard Launch Lab.
Cyclica, a Canadian startup company, with a proprietary Big Data Platform for drug and compound development for human applications, has hired a new chief executive with Massachusetts roots and announced plans to establish its U.S. base in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Toronto-based Cyclica Inc. has hired Paul Angelico, Co-Founder and former President of Twin Rivers Technologies in Quincy, MA, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
King Street Properties, the largest privately held owner of life science real estate in the Greater Boston area, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $45.5 million life science building at 115 Hartwell Avenue, on its Lexington campus known as The Hartwell Innovation Campus (THINC) on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. State Representative Jay Kaufman, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Lexington Joe Pato, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center CEO Travis McCready, and MassBIO Executive Vice President Sarah MacDonald attended a groundbreaking ceremony to mark this important occasion.
Selvita, the largest drug discovery company in Central and Eastern Europe is establishing its first offices in the United States. Appreciating the importance of the U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical market, Selvita decided to come closer to its partners and clients and open a fully-owned US subsidiary, Selvita Inc. The new company will initially have two offices located where the heart of the biotechnology industry beats – in Greater Boston and in the San Francisco Bay areas.
United Kingdom-based Applied Photophysics (APL) today announced the grand opening of its new North American Demonstration Lab at Cummings Center in Beverly, Massachusetts. The 2,400-square-foot space is the global firm’s first North American location.
Fiore Healthcare Advisors LLC (FHA), a Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Research consultancy, announced the opening of its newest office in the biopharmaceutical hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in New Jersey, the firm has opened a Cambridge office in order to better serve its clients in the Greater Boston area.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced the winners of the Space Station STEM Challenge, a $50,000 grant competition that allowed Massachusetts middle schools to compete for resources to send a life sciences research experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Talbot Innovation Middle School in Fall River, MA and Collins Middle School in Salem, MA were announced as winners, and both schools will participate in a joint experiment focused on tadpole morphology and developmental abnormalities in frogs.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced grant awards for two Massachusetts-based life science companies, totaling $500,000 in funding as part of the Galactic Grant Competition. The winners were announced at the 2015 ISS R&D Conference, taking place this year in Boston. The winning companies are Nanobiosym, Inc. and Zaiput Flow Technologies, both located in Cambridge. The grant funding will allow Zaiput and Nanobiosym to leverage up to $7.4 million per project of support from CASIS to fly their projects up to station, conduct their projects on station, and bring the experiments back to earth.