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.
In PNAS this week: genes involved in histone deacetylation in Arabidopsis, effects of pathogenic presenilin-1 mutations, and more.
After a study finds DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Beijing smog, residents there worry, according to the New York Times.
Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.
A company is using facial recognition tools to identify genetic disorders from pictures, Technology Review reports.