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GateHouse staff cuts hit Telegram, WoMag newsrooms

Zachary Comeau |

GateHouse Media has cut hundreds of positions at newspapers Thursday, including several in Central Massachusetts.

WPI researcher working to detect genetically engineered organisms

Grant Welker |

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute researcher is working to find a way to determine which organisms found in the wild are genetically engineered, unlike their naturally existing cousins.

Hologic's MacMillan lands fifth in U.S. for CEO pay

Grant Welker |

Hologic CEO Steve MacMillan was the fifth-highest-paid CEO among the country's largest public companies, according to the latest annual analysis by The Wall Street Journal.

Masy BioServices opens office in North Carolina

Pepperell-based Masy BioServices, a biorepository company, is continuing its expansion on the eastern seaboard by opening an office in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.

Cogmedix to expand with new West Boylston HQ

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester medical device contract manufacturer Cogmedix is expanding its facilities and moving into a new headquarters at an 80,000-square-foot building in West Boylston.

Boston Scientific to acquire Calif. biotech for $465M

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device giant Boston Scientific will acquire a California biotech company specializing in treating lumbar spinal stenosis for at least $465 million.

Sexual infections on rise in Worcester, beyond

Susan Shalhoub |

Funding cuts to prevention services are one cause for a rise in gonorrhea and other STI's. That's brought a stronger response from health officials in Central Massachusetts.

Hopkinton software firm raises $6M

Veruna, a Hopkinton company specializing in insurance technology software, has completed a $6-million funding round.

AbbVie joins biotech internships for low-income students

AbbVie, a Worcester pharmaceutical facility, has joined a statewide program aiming to help low-income students find opportunities in high-demand biotechnology firms.

Cloud computing firm returning to MetroWest

Grant Welker |

Nasuni, a cloud computing company founded in Natick before being moved to Boston, is returning to MetroWest with a new office in Marlborough.

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