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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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January 19, 2017

Science from Scientists Empowers Revere Public Schools with Support of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Science from Scientists (SfS), a non-profit dedicated to ensuring our nation’s youth are competitive globally in STEM fields, announced that they have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to further support their mission.

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January 5, 2017

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Opening of Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today that applications are now being accepted for a new round of the Center’s 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. The MLSC will again seek to leverage the life sciences assets that are in place around the state, and utilize the Tax Incentive Program to promote growth throughout Massachusetts. Toward that end, the agency is actively encouraging applications from companies located outside of Greater Boston.  The MLSC is also encouraging participation by first-time applicants, minority and women-run businesses, and companies engaged in manufacturing.

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January 4, 2017

EternoGen Aesthetics LLC opens offices at Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)

EternoGen Aesthetics LLC (EA), developer and manufacturer of advanced collagen scaffolds to deliver Bio Dermal Restoration, announced today the opening of new offices within the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2).  The new office will allow the company to be close to their manufacturing site in Massachusetts and to capitalize on the skill base that comes with the dense clustering of similar firms in the region.

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December 19, 2016

Massachusetts Selected to Partner in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Innovation

Today the Baker-Polito Administration is pleased to announce that Massachusetts will be a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Massachusetts will anchor the northeastern node for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing project, which will be known as the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). The NIIMBL project will be led regionally by a consortium of small, medium, and large biopharmaceutical industry partners from across the supply chain, along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Quincy College, UMass Lowell, UMass Medical School, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

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December 14, 2016

Forum Promotes Opportunities to Link Life Sciences Industry with Philanthropy in Greater Boston

Leaders of the life science sector convened at The Boston Foundation Tuesday evening to initiate what all insisted would be a long-term conversation aimed at educating the public and the philanthropic sector about where life sciences fit in Greater Boston’s burgeoning innovation economy and educating the life science sector on how best and most practically to participate in philanthropy and give back to their host communities.

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December 6, 2016

Lexington Medical opens new headquarters in Billerica

Lexington Medical is developing abdominal surgical instruments, with a novel business model designed to substantially lower costs of healthcare delivery. The company was founded by medical device industry veterans with experience in both S&P 500 medical device suppliers as well as innovative technology start-ups. The new 8,000 square feet facility will house Lexington Medical’s 10 employees, with room for future growth.

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Nancy Cadigan, Aide to State Representative Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), Leon Amariglio, Founder and CEO of Lexington Medical, Travis McCready, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and Kendalle Burlin O’Connell, VP for Member Services & General Counsel at MassBio, celebrate the grand opening of Lexington Medical’s new headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts

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