Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

The funding is being provided through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which oversees the state's $1 billion life sciences investment plan.

The money from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will go toward developing a test that does not require laboratory instrumentation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center today said that Roche has joined the Center's Corporate Consortium Partners to support early stage life science firms in the state.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has released the list of firms that will receive a total of $25 million in tax incentives tied to job creation this year, and that list includes several omics and molecular diagnostics firms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has provided $8 million in funding to support continued development of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, a joint initiative between the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina this week declared conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive and has applied the CE mark for the MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis System.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Forsyth Institute plans to use a $4.1 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to create a new center that will develop saliva-based molecular diagnostic tests for assessing disease risk.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced on Wednesday it has awarded Firefly BioWorks a $500,000 matching grant.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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