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.
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.
Massachusetts Biotech-Labor Dispute, Lexington (Mass.) Technology Park, Pfizer-Wyeth Merger
The five-year purchasing deal is worth up to around $250 million to Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.