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Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

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 Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.