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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

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