Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to Announce New Capital Grants in Lowell

03/27/2014


MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Angus G. McQuilken, MLSC Vice President for Communications and Marketing 
Phone: 617-921-7749 E-mail: amcquilken@masslifesciences.com


What: The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) will announce major new capital grants for projects in Lowell on Friday, March 28.

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

Also being celebrated at Friday’s event are four Lowell-area high schools that were authorized this past December to receive equipment and supply grants from the Center: Billerica Memorial High School, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Lowell High School and Nashoba Valley Technical High School. 

Who:  Speakers will include:
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan;
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D.;
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Steven Tello;
  • Middlesex Community College President Carole Cowan
When: Friday, March 28, 2 p.m.

Where: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), Wannalancit Mill Building, Second Floor, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell. Media parking will be available in the Tremont Lot on Suffolk Street. 

About the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, research, development and commercialization. The MLSC is charged with implementing a 10-year, $1 billion, state-funded investment initiative. These investments create jobs and support advances that improve health and well-being. The MLSC offers the nation’s most comprehensive set of incentives and collaborative programs targeted to the life sciences ecosystem. These programs propel the growth that has made Massachusetts the global leader in life sciences. The MLSC creates new models for collaboration and partners with organizations, both public and private, around the world to promote innovation in the life sciences. For more information, visit www.masslifesciences.com.