Making STEM Education Available to All Students

This week and next, it is back to school time for students across America. I recall these days vividly from when I was a kid and the mounting excitement of going back to school.  Don’t get me wrong – I hated summer coming to an end.  But I also looked forward with anticipation to learning…

Grow North, Young Biotech Startup

If you are at all familiar with the Massachusetts innovation economy and the rise of co-working space, chances are you know the names Tim Rowe, Johannes Freuhauf, and Peter Parker.  When the book is written about Kendall Square and its resurgence in the global innovation economy, Messrs. Rowe, Freuhauf, and Parker and their institutions (the…

Real Estate Rebirth in Clinton, MA

A sentiment you will hear me say again and again –the story of biopharma in Massachusetts is the story of real estate. On July 19, 2016, Alexandria Real Estate Equities agreed to buy the 7 acre One Kendall Square complex in Cambridge for $725 million, or $1,124 per square foot.  Consider, for a moment, that…

Welcome to Life Sciences Discourses

Welcome to the very first post on the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s “Blog of Life Sciences Discourses.” We count ourselves at the Center as very fortunate to experience firsthand how the life sciences ecosystem is driving the Massachusetts economy and reshaping the human experience through scientific discovery.  We meet with and learn from business and…