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NJ company is looking to a new CFO in Shrewsbury to reach new heights

SLOANE M. PERRON |

Two decades ago, Kevin O'Sullivan worked with a small biotech company named Valeritas in his Worcester incubator Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives on what felt like groundbreaking technology at a...

Worcester industrial vacancy rate at 40%

Emily Micucci |

Worcester's industrial building are 40-percent empty, as landlords can't reconcile costly upgrades with the impact on their tax bill, especially for small manufacturers.

Concord biotech Zebra partners with AbbVie

Laura Finaldi |

Zebra Biologics Inc., a Concord-based emerging pre-clinical biotechnology company, is collaborating with Worcester global biopharma AbbVie to discover agonist antibody therapies for inflammatory...

Worcester groups to receive $15,000 from MassDevelopment

Savannah Donohue |

Girls Inc. and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester are receiving a combined $15,000 in grants through MassDevelopment's AMP it up! program.

FLEXcon VP named MassMEP board chair

Savannah Donohue |

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) announced today that it has elected William Sullivan as the next chair of its board of directors.

A better way to sharpen skates

Russ Layton wants to make ice skate sharpening as accessible as everything else seems to be in 2017. In this age of Amazon Prime and Blue Apron, it seemed silly to Layton, an engineer by trade, that...

United Solutions buys $70M Rubbermaid storage business

Laura Finaldi |

United Solutions, a Leominster-based plastic products supplier, has acquired the Rubbermaid consumer storage totes business from Newell Brands Inc. of Georgia for an undisclosed sum.

Marlborough drugmaker completes $2.7M Cambridge purchase

Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has completed its purchase of Cambridge cancer treatment company MirImmune Inc.

WPI researcher receives $1.1 million to study stressed bacteria

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.1 million to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor for a five-year study of bacteria in stressful conditions, the school announced Wednesday.

Legislature could cut pot plant limit

State House News Service |

The Legislature -- which along with Gov. Charlie Baker has already delayed full implementation of the legalization law by six months -- is expected to amend the law approved by voters in November,...

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