Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Boost Production of Personal Protective Equipment, Critical Supplies in Massachusetts to Support COVID-19 Response

More than $9.5 Million Awarded Statewide to Participating M-ERT Manufacturers, Research Organizations BOSTON – May 21, 2020 —Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $9.5 million in grants to boost production...

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WuXi Biologics Closes Land Deal to Build State-of-the-Art Biologics Production Facility in the United States

“As the central Massachusetts biotech community continues its growth, WuXi Biologics’ arrival in Worcester will strengthen the sector and lead to ongoing economic development.” WuXi Biologics (“WuXi Bio”), a global...

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Thermedical’s SERF ablation system earns FDA’s breakthrough device designation

Thermedical®, a developer of thermal-ablation medical systems to treat ventricular tachycardia (VT), announced that it has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

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MIT engineers propose a safer method for sharing ventilators

As more COVID-19 patients experience acute respiratory distress, there has been much debate over the idea of sharing ventilators, which involves splitting air tubes into multiple branches so that two...

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Mass. consortium holds inaugural public briefing on efforts to combat COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard Medical School convened the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), a broad multi-institutional initiative that aims to turn the tide of the current...

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Harvard-led initiative awards over $16.5 million to support 62 research projects that address most pressing challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

To address the most pressing challenges of the pandemic, the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), a multi-institutional initiative convened by Harvard Medical School to combat the disease and prepare...

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Governor Baker Tours Ashland’s MatTek Life Sciences, Pivoting to COVID-19 Research, Funded by M-ERT

ASHLAND — Governor Charlie Baker today toured MatTek Life Sciences, a Massachusetts-based company of 35 years, that is currently participating in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT). This initiative assists...

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Moderna receives FDA Fast Track designation for mRNA vaccine (mrna-1273) against novel coronavirus

Massachusetts-based Moderna, Inc. a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, announced that the U.S. Food...

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