Top 5 News Stories 6/1-6/8

1. Vertex, Epizyme, Rib-X named best places to work Mass High Tech – 6/4/12

The Scientist magazine’s yearly Best Places to Work awards have often shone a light on New England companies and this year is no exception. Little Cambridge, Mass-based personalized medicine company Epizyme, with 45 employees, nabbed the number 2 spot nationwide, while its neighbor, the much larger Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX), with 2047 workers, scored the number 5 spot. Link

2. Boston Biotech Industry Takes Center Stage at the 2012 BIO International Convention Market Watch – 6/5/12

The 2012 BIO International Convention will return to Boston, Mass. for the global event for biotechnology, which will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Link

3. WPI gets $3M NSF grant for biofabrication program Mass High Tech – 6/6/12

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a five-year, $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a graduate program in biofabrication geared toward turning students into innovators.  Link

4. PerkinElmer to open new Personalized Medicine Center Mass High Tech – 6/7/12

PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI), a provider of life sciences tools and services, is launching a new Personalized Health Innovation Center of Excellence at an existing facility in Hopkinton, Mass. Link

5. Governor Patrick, Industry Representatives Join Navidea Biopharmaceuticals to Open New Business and Commercialization Facility in Andover, MA Business Wire – 6/7/12

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., (NYSE MKT: NAVB), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, today opened its new business and commercialization facility in Andover, Mass. with an official ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, representatives from the state’s life sciences and biotechnology industry associations and economic development agencies, and local officials. Link

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