Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Mass. Biopharma Employment Grows Between ’01 and ’08, But Slower Than Projections Premium By the end of 2008 the state was projected to employ 45,905 biopharma jobs, up from the roughly 30,000 recorded for 2001. The growth was far stronger than the state's declining overall employment. BioRegion Real Estate: Apr 17, 2009 Premium Massachusetts Biotech-Labor Dispute, Lexington (Mass.) Technology Park, Pfizer-Wyeth Merger MA Bio Group Must Promote Industry-Academic Deals to Support State's Life-Sci Stance: Report Premium A report from Deloitte Consulting also said the Council must help life-sci businesses find capital, equipment discounts, legal advice, trained workers, and clout with state and federal officials. Fisher Scientific Inks Supply Deal with Mass Bio Council The five-year purchasing deal is worth up to around $250 million to Thermo Fisher Scientific. Cambridge, Mass., Council OKs Alexandria Rezoning Request for Lab/Housing Campus Premium The Cambridge City Council approved the REIT's request to rezone 15.7 acres in an East Cambridge neighborhood to accommodate the $1 billion, 1.8 million-square-foot campus in exchange for including a greater mix of uses in the plan. Breaking News MERS-Related Coronavirus Among Viruses Found in Swiss Bat Screening Study Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.