A U.K.-based life sciences services company, EvaluatePharma, selected the life sciences hub of Boston for its U.S. headquarters. The company's recent opening culminated two years of recruiting by the LifeTech Boston program.
Commercial real estate firm Richards Barry Joyce & Partners has released "bioSTATus - Winter 2011", the firm's semi-annual research publication highlighting Greater Boston's biotechnology real estate market.
The report says the region's biotechnology real estate market is very strong. Vacancy rates for laboratory space have dropped during the two-quarter reporting period, from 13.3 percent to 11.7 percent. Read the report in pdf form here.
New York City officials are seeking responses from a university, applied science organization or related institution to develop and operate an applied sciences research facility in the city. Two of the potential sites are on hospital campuses.
Also, in New York, the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences has opened on Manhattan's east side. It is the first of three buildings to be developed as part of Alexandria's newest life sciences cluster campus.
EuropaBio convened an industry-wide gathering in December to assess the importance of the biotech sector to Europe's economy. Here is a look at their conclusions
A recent poll by Biofuels Digest and the BIO organization pinpoints the predicted economic drivers for bioenergy and bioprocessing in 2011. U.S. military interest in domestic sources of biofuel figures to be among the trends.
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report states that the relationship between the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the life sciences industry is strained. The report offers feedback from 50 life sciences companies.