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Slater invests in genome sequencing

The technology is called Massively-Parallel Sanger Sequencing, and if the founder of Genome Corp. and his backers are right, it has the potential to...

$8.25M grant funds access to treatment

The state will receive $8.25 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Access to Recovery drug and alcohol treatment programs,...
JANET SHANSKY, a Myomics tissue engineer, holds a plate of cell cultures. The company has repurposed a technology its scientists developed years ago to screen drugs. /

Engineered tissue offers new way to screen drugs

A startup biomedical firm spun out of Brown University is developing a muscle tissue engineering technology to speed the creation of new drugs for...
DR. ALLAN H. GOROL, right, a primary care doctor and Harvard Medical School professor, addresses local physicians and policymakers at a BCBSRI-sponsored symposium last week. /

The primary issue is care for all patients’ needs

The irony, says Dr. Allan H. Goroll, is that the case for primary care has never been stronger. Study after study has shown its...
GARY GOLDBERG, founder and CEO of CleanBrands LLC, learned about the havoc that allergens in pillows and beds can wreak after his son developed asthma, and he put his expertise in textiles to work to find a solution to the problem. /

Bed and pillow covers to make sleep healthier

Even as the founder and CEO of a startup business, Gary Goldberg doesn’t have any problems sleeping at night. And thanks to his company,...
ROBERT A. RABINER holds up a glue-filled balloon, activated by light, that promises to help orthopedists heal broken bones more quickly. /

How to fix broken bones? <br>With glue, of course

Innovation isn’t a new idea for Robert A. Rabiner – he’s a serial entrepreneur who has led medical device companies and held executive positions...

Blue Cross plans cuts in jobs, programs

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has “made the difficult but necessary decision to eliminate several programs and functions, as...
SUCCESSES in Phase I, over the past 2 years, include paring the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections in adult intensive-care patients statewide by 58 percent. /

ICU initiative improves care for R.I. patients

PROVIDENCE – Health care leaders from across the state gathered in Providence today to mark the end of Phase I of the Rhode Island...

Federal agencies award R.I. $4M for three programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced $4.05 million in federal funding to help Rhode Island improve its preparedness for public health emergencies;...

Slater Fund invests $250K in Genome Corp.

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced a $250,000 investment in Genome Corp., a Providence-based startup that is working to develop a cost-effective...
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