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DOWN TO A SCIENCE: Neil D. Steinberg, second from right, chair of the R.I. Life Sciences Hub, speaks during a panel discussion on the state’s life sciences sector at Providence Business News’ 2024 ­Emerging Industries Summit at the Providence Marriott on March 13. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Gaurav Choudhary, medical director of Lifespan Corp.’s Cardiovascular Institute clinical trials office; Justin Fallon, Brown University professor and founder of biotech company Bolden Therapeutics Inc.; and Carol Malysz, executive director of RI Bio. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates.
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Panel: R.I. biotech sector has catching up to do

Like most leading voices in Rhode Island’s emerging life sciences ­sector, Neil D. Steinberg doesn’t try to deceive himself on Rhode Island’s standing in...

Amgen reports $767M profit in Q4 despite declining sales of Enbrel

WEST GREENWICH – Amgen Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $767 million despite declining sales for Enbrel, the rheumatoid-arthritis drug that is manufactured...

Report: Life sciences industry has room to grow in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A $45 million investment to jump-start the Ocean State's position in the booming life sciences industry was left intact when the House Finance...

EpiVax, Greenlight partner to produce mRNA cancer treatments

PROVIDENCE – Technology developed by EpiVax Therapeutics Inc. will power a new effort to produce individualized, mRNA vaccine-based cancer treatments in a partnership with...

R.I. misses out on $1B in federal funding for economic projects

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ambitions to jump-start the state’s biotech and blue economies with multi-millions in federal funding were dashed on Friday after neither Rhode...
LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...
BROADENED MISSION: Carol Malysz, executive director of Providence-based biotechnology trade association RI BIO, said the group has broadened its focus. Previously known as MedMates, this year the company changed its name and approach to promote the entire biotech industry.
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Ocean State starting to see growth in biotech industry

RI BIO, a Providence-based biotechnology trade association, is on a mission to put Rhode Island on the biotech industry’s map. Despite the state having...
IN COLLABORATION: Amgen Rhode Island employees discuss manufacturing data on a display screen at the West Greenwich facility. From left are manager Jennifer Gangi, senior associate Kelly Perry, associate David Folco, manager Jon Berthiaume and manager Gary Theroux.
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Amgen Rhode Island workers reap rewards of ‘Caring’

Best Places to Work 2019 | ENTERPRISE (500-plus employees): 1. Amgen Rhode Island WITH CAREFUL PLANNING, Amgen Rhode Island is utilizing innovation to get its...
RHODE ISLAND is among top states with specialized concentrations in biotech according to BIO's 2018 industry report. Above, a map depicting biotech employment concentrations by state. /COURTESY BIO

Industry report: R.I. well-positioned for biotech growth

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island fares well on concentrations of biotech jobs and per capita research spending in a 2018 biotechnology industry report commissioned by...
BIOTECH SUPPORT: Russ Yukhananov, left, president of Mansfield Bio-Incubator, and Alexander Margulis, chief operating officer, stand in front of one of their bio-safety cabinets. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Support for biotech startups

The Mansfield Bio-Incubator is looking to tap into the robust growth of the Massachusetts biotech scene. The biotech incubator opened in May, and aims to...
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