UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
AutoImmune, Inc. develop products to treat autoimmune and other cell-mediated inflammatory conditions. Its products are based on a biological mechanism known as oral tolerance, which provides tissue specific immunosuppression without toxicity or significant side effects. The company was founded in September 1988 and is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.
Alpha-Beta Technology, Inc. engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel carbohydrate-based products for the prevention and treatment of infectious disease.It develops a novel class of immune modulation pharmaceutical products composed of complex carbohydrates and is discovering and developing new anti-fungal diagnostics and drugs.In addition, Alpha-Beta has developed a rapid in vitro diagnostic to detect and monitor systemic fungal infections and has an anti-fungal research program to discover direct inhibitors of fungal cell wall synthesis.It is in the development stage and is devoting substantially all of its efforts toward product research and development, raising capital, marketing products under development, clinical trials and manufacturing.The Company was founded on March 2, 1988 and is headquartered in Worcester, MA.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. BWF’s financial support is channeled primarily through competitive peer-reviewed award programs.
BWF makes grants primarily to degree-granting institutions on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institutions. To complement these competitive award programs, BWF also makes grants to nonprofit organizations conducting activities intended to improve the general environment for science.
Life Technologies, Inc. provides essential technologies needed by the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical communities. The company manufactures and markets a breadth of offerings unique in the industry, used in applications of the life sciences discovery, development, and production process
Part of C.R. Bard, Inc. (New Jersey), Medchem Products, Inc. is an American company located in Woburn, MA. The firm produces catheters and surgical products. C.R. Bard, Inc. (New Jersey) acquired Medchem Products, Inc. on 28 Sep 95 for $101.80 million.