biotech http://wamc.org en State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University http://wamc.org/post/state-funds-cancer-research-project-western-new-england-university <p>The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Western New England University will use the $500,000 grant to purchase equipment for the development of new tests for cancer drugs using live cells from cancer patients. &nbsp;Dr. Anthony English, a professor of biomedical engineering said it will be cutting edge research that could lead to the production of more cost-effective personalized cancer treatments.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87475 at http://wamc.org State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester http://wamc.org/post/mass-life-sciences-industry-would-take-hard-hit-sequester <p></p><p>According to analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, federal budget cuts to research funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health could mean a loss of $127 million in Massachusetts. New York coulld lose $104 million.</p><p></p><p>Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legislative Affairs for FASEB, said that for the Bay State, the cuts could slow a fast growing life sciences industry.</p><p>FASEB estimates that all recipient institutions may have to cut their budgets by 5.1%</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58925 at http://wamc.org Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester Gov. Malloy Proposes $200M Bioscience Fund http://wamc.org/post/gov-malloy-proposes-200m-bioscience-fund <p></p><p></p><p>FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing a new $200 million fund to help attract and invest in more bioscience companies to the state.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Democrat made the announcement on Thursday during a groundbreaking ceremony for The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, which is being built on the grounds of the University of Connecticut Health Center.</p><p></p><p>Malloy said the new bioscience fund will be part of his two-year state budget proposal, to be presented to the General Assembly on Feb. 6.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56015 at http://wamc.org Gov. Malloy Proposes $200M Bioscience Fund International Convention On Life Sciences Opens In Mass. http://wamc.org/post/international-convention-life-sciences-opens-mass <p><font size="2">&nbsp; 15 thousand people from 3 thousand companies are expected to attend this week&rsquo;s Biotechnology Industry Organization convention which opened Monday in Boston. The international convention will offer state and local officials a chance to promote Massachusetts as a hub for the life sciences industry.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has more.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41261 at http://wamc.org International Convention On Life Sciences Opens In Mass. Massachusetts Sees Life Sciences Industry Growth http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-sees-life-sciences-industry-growth <p>Massachusetts has spent over $300 million in the last four years to boost the life sciences industry with administration officials insisting the initiative has been a great success.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41022 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Sees Life Sciences Industry Growth