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This year we attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, CA, where we announced "UP". We had panel discussions and participated in Global Connect. It was a very successful convention and we look forward to next year's in Philadelphia.
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New Research Confirms Governor Patrick’s Life Sciences Initiative is Driving Job Creation and Economic Opportunity

June 19th, 2014
Northeastern University’s Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy released new data detailing the growth of the life sciences sectors in Massachusetts, demonstrating the importance of these sectors to the Massachusetts economy and the importance of continued investment in life sciences growth.
The new research shows that Massachusetts ranks number 1 per capita in the nation in total life sciences employment by a wide margin, with 1.8 times the number of jobs per-capita as California, and 2.3 times the number in New York. The report also found that the industry sectors targeted for investment by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center have been growing rapidly, with 17.5% growth since 2006, compared to 1.4% job growth in the overall state economy.
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MBL International and Scivax USA Open their First U.S. R&D Laboratory in Woburn, on June 12th, 2014.


MBL International Corporation and SCIVAX USA, INC. announced the official opening of a new shared laboratory in Woburn, Massachusetts, an emerging life science innovation district in the Greater Boston area. MBL International Corporation and SCIVAX USA, INC. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of their new facility. A number of industry and government officials participated, including the Consul General of Japan in Boston.

The 3,000 square-foot immunological and molecular biological R&D facility houses both MBL International and SCIVAX USA’s state-of-the art imaging equipment, including a GE InCell2200 and Flow Cytometer. In addition to imaging instrumentation, the facility is outfitted with a cell culture capability focused on novel three-dimensional cell culture technology.
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Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO of the MLSC, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, Richard Rossi, Cambridge City Manager, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan, Cambridge Mayor David Maher, and Robert Coughlin, President and CEO of MassBio at the Life Sciences Corridor announcement at the Museum of Science.
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As +Joslin Diabetes Center mentioned, we helped open the new Translational Center for the Cure of #Diabetes in the Longwood Medical Area on Tuesday. The Governor was in attendance along with Joslin CEO Peter Brooks. It was a wonderful event and we can't wait for the work that will come from the Center. Here are some photos from the event and tour.
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RXi Pharmaceuticals Grand Opening facility in Marlborough, on July 9th, 2014.
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Pfizer Grand Opening of the R&D Facility in Kendall Square, taken place on June 16th, 2014.

The event coincided with the 6th anniversary of the Life Sciences Initiative.
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Sarepta Therapeutics Opens New Global Headquarters in Cambridge,  on June 2nd, 2014.

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, announced the opening of its new global headquarters at 215 First Street in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Sarepta executives, directors and employees celebrated the announcement at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with several federal, state, and local government officials from Massachusetts, leaders of the Massachusetts life sciences and biotechnology communities, and representatives from leading Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient advocacy groups. The new headquarters includes approximately 45,000 square feet of office and laboratory space capable of supporting early stage drug discovery and development.
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Cambridge-Boston-Quincy-Somerville-Braintree Launch #LifeSciences Corridor Initiative at the Museum of Science, taken place on May 13th, 2014.

The mayors of Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Somerville, and Braintree announced the formation of the Life Sciences Corridor. The partnership will focus on promoting the robust life sciences sector along the MBTA red line in the Greater Boston region.
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Last week we attended +Western New England University to announce the capital grant it was awarded. The university received $500,000 to fund equipment to help the development of cancer research and drugs. Here are some photos from the event.
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Investing in the State of Innovation
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The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, research, development and commercialization. The MLSC is charged with implementing a 10-year, $1-billion, state-funded investment initiative. These investments create jobs and support advances that improve health and well-being. The MLSC offers the nation’s most comprehensive set of incentives and collaborative programs targeted to the life sciences ecosystem. These programs propel the growth that has made Massachusetts the global leader in life sciences. The MLSC creates new models for collaboration and partners with organizations, both public and private, around the world to promote innovation in the life sciences.