Massachusetts should expand its $1 billion, 10-year biotech subsidy program into a broader and costlier program that would foster more industry-academic collaborative projects between the life sciences and other technology sectors, a pair of public policy groups says.
 
And while a state agency that fosters public-private technology partnerships didn’t dismiss the idea last week, it said state budget constraints make the idea one that is easier said than done.
 

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