News 2009

PVLSI principal investigator Neil Forbes of the University of Massachusetts Amherst confirms successfully detonating tumor-killer drug in cancers on command. Go to the Tumor Therapeutic and Bioengineering Laboratory »

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Rays of Hope supports research at PVLSI. See more »

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center's Internship Challenge matches interns with research institutions and life sciences companies, including a UMass Amherst senior hosted by PVLSI. Download more »

Keith M. Parent, chief executive officer of Court Square Group, is joining the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Board of Directors. He is the Institute's first outside director. Download more »

D. Joseph Jerry, director of PVLSI's Breast Cancer Working Group is the chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology (June 14-19, 2009). Read more »

BEACON's Pfizer Seminar Series continues with a presentation by Dr. Yusuf Khan about the field of Regenerative Engineering. Download more »

Avon Walk Boston Ceremony Highlights Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute and UMass Amherst Research Projects. UMass Amherst professor of Veterinary and Animal Science, Dr. D. Joseph Jerry, and Dr. Sallie Smith Schneider, both research scientists at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), received funding of $157,475. Read more »

Springfield receives the highest possible rating in a recent survey by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Read more »

PVLSI is planning incubator space for life science businesses and is nationally recognized for its work in noncancerous breast tissue testing. Read more »

The recent $1 billion biotech bill is expected to accelerate the growth of biotechnology in the state through funding programs that will help develop products and create jobs over the next 10 years. Read more »

Massachusetts' $1 billion life sciences initiative is aimed at making it the global epicenter for life sciences research and business. The 10-year initiative includes $5.5 million for a business incubator for life science companies at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute. Read more »

Lawrence M. Schwartz, the Institute's science director, and Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, anticipate policy changes on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Read more »