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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to Announce Funding for Cambridge-Based Capital Project at Monday Event

3/18/2013 11:23:40 AM

Contact: Angus G. McQuilken, MLSC Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Phone 617-921-7749 Email:

What: The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) will announce a major capital grant for a life-sciences-related capital project in Cambridge on Monday, March 18th at 10 a.m. Congressman Michael Capuano and local legislators are scheduled to participate.

Through the MLSC, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences supercluster. These investments are being made under the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, proposed by Governor Patrick in 2007, and passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Patrick in 2008.

Also being recognized at Monday’s event are a high school and two Cambridge-based workforce development organizations that were awarded equipment and supply matching grants from the Center in December, 2012: the BioBuilder Educational Foundation, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation and the Rindge School of Technical Arts.

Who: Speakers will include Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Congressman Michael Capuano, State Senator Sal N. DiDomenico and State Representative Timothy Toomey, as well as representatives from awardee organizations.

When: Monday, March 18, 2013, at 10 a.m.

Where: Forsyth Institute, 245 First Street, 17th floor, Cambridge, MA

About the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts tasked with implementing the Massachusetts Life Sciences Act, a 10-year, $1-billion initiative that was signed into law in June of 2008. The MLSC’s mission is to create jobs in the life sciences and support vital scientific research that will improve the human condition. This work includes making financial investments in public and private institutions that are advancing life sciences research, development and commercialization as well as building ties among sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community. For more information, visit

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