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O'Sullivan: Worcester is on the biotech map

According to Kevin O'Sullivan, the head of MBI, Worcester has arrived as a biotech destination with the recent announcement of a Chinese biotech's planned $60 million facility.

WBDC seeks demolition of old State Hospital building

Grant Welker |

The Worcester Business Development Corp. is seeking to demolish a long-vacant part of the former Worcester State Hospital now that a Chinese biomanufacturer has signed an agreement to locate there.

WuXi Biologics agreement includes up to $21M in city, state help

Zachary Comeau |

WuXi Biologics, the Chinese company slated to be the first to occupy the Biomanufacturing Park in Worcester, could receive up to $20.8 million in city and state incentives, grants and loans.

Baker signs $623M life sciences bill

Zachary Comeau |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a $623-million life sciences bond bill to provide funding for education, research and development and workforce training for the industry.

Mass. unemployment remains at 3.5%

Massachusetts unemployment rate has been at 3.5 percent for eight straight months, according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Waters Corp. to break ground on $215M Taunton facility

Milford lab equipment manufacturer Waters Corp. will break ground on a $215-million precision chemistry facility in Taunton next week.

Mevion Medical closes $150M investment

Littleton imaging device company Mevion Medical Systems has closed on $150 million in financing primarily from a Chinese pharmaceutical investment firm and private equity investors.

Boston Scientific, Stryker stocks flip flop after takeover talks squashed

Zachary Comeau |

The Michigan medical device rival of Marlborough's Boston Scientific said Wednesday it is not in talks to acquire the Massachusetts company despite a report of a potential takeover.

Medical plastics manufacturer purchases 79K-s-f Sterling building for $5.1M

Zachary Comeau |

Gardner-based manufacturer of plastics for medical use Biomedical Polymers is opening a 79,000-square-foot facility in Sterling after purchasing the building for $5.1 million.

Moon Hill, Red Apple Farm plan brew yard, cider

Zachary Comeau |

Gardner's Moon Hill Brewing Co. and a Phillipston's Red Apple Farm are partnering to bring Worcester County a summerlong brew yard.

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