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Modular Genetics is a sustainable chemistry company with a patented, automated strain engineering process which enables the modification of various organisms to produce green specialty chemicals via fermentation. Modular is focused on sustainable chemistry and is a leading company in today’s Industrial Biotechnology Revolution.  Modular is positioned to take a leading role as the world transitions from a petroleum-based economy to an economy based on renewable raw materials.

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RVC USA / Maxwell Biotech is a visionary and strategic investor of early-stage capital that melds the innovation of U.S. start-ups with the resources of Russia. Whether your focus is information technology, life sciences, semi-conductor or alternative energy/clean technology, we have a strong track record of delivering value beyond capital that ensures your venture is primed and ready for the next phase of growth.

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Celexion LLC is a protein discovery and engineering company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We use our proprietary platform to display complex proteins on the surface of eukaryotic cells.  This platform combined with state-of-the-art library construction and screening capabilities, allows us to rapidly discover and engineer new proteins for applications in therapeutics, diagnostics, and life science tools.

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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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