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Marlborough drugmaker to focus on lucrative cancer treatment

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals is shifting its business strategy to focus on the development of the most potentially lucrative of its three treatment areas.

Beer bottle manufacturer to close Milford facility

Zachary Comeau |

Glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group announced Monday it will close its Milford production facility, which employs 250 people.

WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College announced Thursday they'll start a new photonics lab thanks to a $4-million Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative grant.

Primetals names new president and CEO of U.S. operation

Metal manufacturer Primetals Technologies on Wednesday named Yoshiharu Ikeda as its new president and CEO for the company's U.S. headquarters based in Worcester.

Marlborough medical device maker eyes Asia Pacific market

Zachary Comeau |

A Marlborough maker of medical devices to treat cardiac disorders like atrial fibrillation has expanded its partnership with a Japanese firm to bring the products to Asia-Pacific countries.

Simonds International's flurry of activity

Fitchburg saw manufacturer Simonds International has been in business since the 1800s and prides itself on its ability to adapt to customers' needs and the industry.

Newly-led Rotman company acquires Rotman's $5M distribution firm

Zachary Comeau |

An Atlanta rubber latex product manufacturer that recently moved to Worcester has acquired a business entity owned by furniture executive Steve Rotman less than a month after Rotman was named CEO of...

Simonds International opens customer-focused S.C. facility

Fresh off of a merger an Oregon company, Fitchburg wood saw manufacturer Simonds International has opened a new facility in South Carolina.

U.S. Attorney doesn't rule out prosecuting cannabis industry

Zachary Comeau |

In a statement Monday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts did not rule out prosecution of recreational marijuana businesses, even though the state voted to legalize the cultivation, sale...

Mass. marijuana activists want clarity on federal enforcement

State House News Service |

Marijuana activists want to know how the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts will approach enforcement of the federal marijuana prohibition in light of the Trump administration's recent policy...

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