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Mass Life Sciences Investments Slow to Deliver Anticipated Returns

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Massachusetts life sciences initiative brings fewer jobs than expected Deval Patrick says effort curtailed by downturn By Robert Weisman Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Four years after Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1 billion initiative designed to boost the Massachusetts life sciences industry, the program has brought new companies and jobs to the state - but not as many jobs as originally anticipated. While the governor said in January 2008 that the … [Read more...]

Mayor Thomas M. Menino: “Boston’s Innovation District is Sustainable” – Boston is a Finalist for the Siemens Sustainability Community Awards

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Sustainability Is Big in Boston Catherine (Kitty) Keller - Article Courtesy of:  BCLC Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. As the Northeast region's hub, Boston is home to 617,594 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest hospitals, and many cultural and professional sports organizations. Every year, millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or … [Read more...]

Boston’s latest mega-project aims to immerse businesses in a lifestyle of innovation

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A ‘hood for Innovation By Jason Hagerman Article Courtesy of:  Bio Business Canada At a breakfast meeting in May 2010, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced to his audience the city was developing a 1,000-acre Innovation District on the South Boston waterfront. The city already boasts four life science clusters with varying degrees of success, and competitive biotech bastion Cambridge is ever-present across the Charles River. But, Menino said, the Innovation District would be something … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Seaport District Attracts Federal Funding

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Hub aims to build on reputation for research funding By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston officials are seizing on the city’s status as a magnet for federal research funding in a new campaign to brand the emerging Seaport business district as an innovation center and persuade out-of-state and foreign life sciences companies to set up shop there. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News – Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Move In

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Acetylon moving to Boston’s Seaport Center Article Courtesy of:  www.masshightech.com Biotech Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is moving from its Albany Street location in Boston to the Seaport Center near the South Boston waterfront. Acetylon is developing selective small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors and other targeted drugs for the treatment of cancers, and for inflammatory, neurodegenerative, genetic and infectious diseases. The company has leased 9,700 square feet of … [Read more...]

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