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AMGEN INC. brought its Amgen Biotech Experience program to Central Falls High School earlier this month. From left: students Joselinda Evora and Jackeline Martinez; teacher David Upegui; and student Daphne Mulford. / COURTESY AMGEN

Amgen Biotech Experience brings hands-on science insight to students

WEST GREENWICH – California-based biotechnology company Amgen Inc., which has manufacturing operations in West Greenwich, brought its Amgen Biotech Experience program to students at...
INCREASED COMPETITION: Dr. Jason Spangler, foreground, executive director of medical policy and quality strategies for Amgen, speaks during the Oct. 5 PBN Health Care Summit about how Amgen is working to lower prescription drug costs by increasing competition. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Stigma of opioid addiction barrier to improving care

The stigma surrounding the opioid addiction is similar to that of the AIDS epidemic in recent decades, says Dr. Martin Serota, chief medical officer...

PBN fall 2017 Health Care Summit set for Oct. 5 in...

PROVIDENCE - PBN’s fall 2017 Health Care Summit will take place Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This year the...
THE WESTERLY EDUCATION Center received a $19,000 planning grant from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training in April. /COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER

Raimondo meets biotech leaders to plan Real Jobs RI program

WARWICK – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo met Thursday with representatives from Pfizer Inc., Toray Plastics (America) Inc., Amgen Inc. and others to discuss the...
INNOVATIVE ­DESIGN: University of Rhode Island engineering students designed a new scoliosis brace and printed a 1/25-scale model prototype on a 3-D printer. From left, Gabriella Divine, a fifth-year mechanical-engineering and Spanish major from East Greenwich; Chris Viveiros, a mechanical-engineering senior from Attleboro; URI professor Bahram Nassersharif; Dan Cross, a mechanical-engineering senior from Northborough, Mass.; and Thomas Brey, a mechanical-engineering senior from Manville, N.Y. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI engineering students design new scoliosis back brace

The most common daily brace worn for scoliosis, the Boston brace, was created in the 1970s and remains a go-to solution for physicians treating...
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