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Massachusetts drought enters fourth week


Water restrictions are going into place in Worcester and other parts of the state as the state enters its fourth week of drought conditions.

Biostage names chief science officer

Sam Bonacci |

Holliston biotechnology firm Biostage has named Harout DerSimonian to the newly created position of chief science officer as the company closes in on human trials of its Cellspan esophageal implants.

WPI researchers characterize bacteria-fighting cranberry compounds

Laura Finaldi |

A team of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Dartmouth researchers characterized how some cranberry juice compounds can be effective in blocking the first step of bacterial infections.

Framingham biotech co. close to data in first clinical study

Laura Finaldi |

Arch Therapeutics is in the midst of its first clinical trial, an assessment of the safety and performance of its bleeding control device in humans.

WPI names new entrepreneur-in-residence

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has named Yael Schwartz, entrepreneur and life science executive, as the university’s Coleman Entrepreneur-in-Residence, a position where she will guide...

No sales tax holiday this summer


For the first time since 2009, it appears Massachusetts consumers will not get a reprieve from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax this summer, legislative leaders said Monday.

Central Mass. awarded $4M for manufacturing training

Sam Bonacci |

A consortium of community colleges has received a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant that will provide training for 400 people in advanced manufacturing Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties.

Shareholders approve $67B EMC, Dell merger

Sam Bonacci |

EMC shareholders voted today to approve the merger agreement with Dell at a special meeting in a nearly unanimous decision, with regulatory approval from China being the only remaining hurdle for the...

Revenue up in last EMC financial report before Dell merger vote

As EMC and Dell shareholders prepare to vote on a merger between the two technological giants, EMC reported a climb in revenue in the second quarter of 2016 as its subsidiaries continued to grow...

MassMEP president steps aside after working towards specialization

John McIntyre |

As Jack Healy prepares to step down from his role at MassMEP, he reflects back on the changing nature of manufacturing in Massachusetts.

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