Now available at Apex Center: Axe-throwing!

Grant Welker |

Visitors to the Apex Entertainment Center in Marlborough can already go bowling, race go-karts, play bumper carts or laser tag. Now they can play lumberjack.

Hologic partners with Minnesota firm on athlete body composition system

Zachary Comeau |

Medical technology firm Hologic is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to help coaches and professional trainers tailor athletes' bodies to their specific sport or position.

Aspen Aerogels ends 2017 in $19.3M hole

Zachary Comeau |

Northborough-based Aspen Aerogels had a strong fourth quarter and reduced its net loss by $4 million, but it still ended the year in the red with a net loss of $19.3 million.

Ameresco inks $7.5M energy deal for Virginia school district

Framingham-based Ameresco announced Thursday a contract with a Virginia school district for a $7.5-million energy savings project to upgrade infrastructure in 22 schools.

Shrewsbury trade show firm acquires Las Vegas company

Shrewsbury trade show exhibit firm Elevation3D has acquired a Las Vegas firm specializing in face-to-face marketing events.

Framingham's Alira Health acquires Framingham research firm

Framingham international healthcare and life science firm Alira Health has acquired a contract research company just down the street.

Feds: Hidden drug money used to open, operate The Chameleon

Zachary Comeau |

The Chameleon, the short-lived restaurant on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, was opened using proceeds from the former owner's illegal drug sales, federal prosecutors allege.

Acton mobile firm begins 5G network trials

Zachary Comeau |

Acton mobile technology firm Affirmed Networks is testing what it calls the wireless industry's first 5G network in North America and the Middle East, the company announced Tuesday.

Ameresco completes $3.7M Scotland energy project

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham renewable energy company Ameresco has completed a $3.7-million energy savings project at four Scotland colleges, the company announced Tuesday.

Movers & Shakers

JOHN P. BUDAJ is the new vice president of information technology at Fallon Health in Worcester. Budaj joined Fallon in 2012 as the senior director of medical economics, data management and reporting. He has a bachelor in business administration and finance from the...

10 Things I Know About… Cybersecurity trends

Michelle Drolet |

Nearly 5 million data records are lost or stolen worldwide every single day, or 58 records every second.

Boardroom Gap: Companies with more women in leadership perform better

Grant Welker |

Studies show that companies with more women in senior management positions have better profits.

Biotech lab developer to purchase MetroWest Daily News building

Zachary Comeau |

A pharmaceutical and biotech campus development firm is set to purchase the former MetroWest Daily News building in Framingham.

Cognex reports record financial year

Zachary Comeau |

Despite a hefty tax bill due to new tax laws, Natick-based electronics manufacturer Cognex reported a record year in 2017, including revenues of $748 million, a 44 percent increase from 2016.

110 Grill opening 13th location

Fast-growing Westford restaurant chain 110 Grill is opening its 13th location Feb. 27 in Athol.

Mevion brings first proton therapy system to Europe

Zachary Comeau |

Littleton-based Mevion Medical Systems has delivered its first proton therapy cancer treatment system to a proton therapy center at the MAASTRO Clinic in the Netherlands.

Biostage's first human throat implant successful, autopsy shows

Zachary Comeau |

Biostage, a Holliston-based biotech specializing in regenerative medicine to treat diseases of the throat, announced on Tuesday its first esophageal implant resulted in a regenerated esophageal tube.

LakePharma buys Hopkinton facility for $4.5M

Zachary Comeau |

The California bioscience company once considered to be the anchor of a Worcester biomanufacturing campus is planning to open a new facility in a 69,000-square-foot Hopkinton building.

Biostage names regenerative medicine expert to board

Zachary Comeau |

Holliston biotech Biostage has appointed another medical professional to its scientific advisory board as the company continues its makeover following a near bankruptcy position just months ago.

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