Category Archives: Massachusetts

Advanced Cable Ties adding space, 60 jobs in Gardner.

GARDNER, Mass. — Advanced Cable Ties is expanding operations in Gardner and hiring 60 workers. The manufacturer of cable ties and wiring accessories will add 42,300 square feet of additional manufacturing, warehouse and office space. Advanced Cable T ...

Blue Frog Robotics brings Buddy to Boston.

BOSTON — Blue Frog Robotics is opening an office in the Boston area with plans to triple its 15-person staff. The four-year-old French company is also introducing Buddy, its social robot, into a thriving local robotics scene. The startup plans to pr ...

Tesaro will add 100 as its first drug gets FDA approval.

WALTHAM, Mass. — Tesaro is an oncology biopharmaceutical company anticipating FDA approval of its first drug by Sept. 5. The startup, based in Waltham, has begun adding staff to prepare for commercialization of rolapitant. Rolapitant prevents chemothera ...

Robotic insect mimics nature’s extreme moves.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — An international team of researchers from Seoul National University and Harvard has unveiled a novel robotic insect that can jump off of water’s surface. The discovery could aid researchers in developing robotics for similarly c ...

BlueSnap will snap up 40 new employees.

WALTHAM, Mass. — BlueSnap is expanding its Waltham office by 4,300 square feet. The payment processing company will also add 40 employees to its current workforce of 30 in the next few months. Marketing, development, sales, product and account managem ...

Datadog hiring 95 for SaaS operation in Boston.

BOSTON — Fast-growing SaaS company Datadog expects to hire 95 as it expands office space in downtown Boston. The four-year-old company monitors and analyzes cloud data and infrastructure for companies, and this is its third expansion since opening in B ...

Charles River Analytics to aid astronaut readiness.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a contract awarded by NASA to measure and assess astronaut workload. The system for Cognitive Assessment and Prediction to Promote Individualized Ca ...

Rakuten opening R&D center in Boston.

BOSTON — Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, announced the opening of a branch of the Rakuten Institute of Technology in Boston. The addition of this branch, and one in Singapore, brings the total number of branches to five in four countries. The ...

Ginkgo Bioworks uses robots to engineer biology.

BOSTON —  Ginkgo Bioworks is a synthetic biology startup based in Boston. The company, a self-described combination biotech and tech company, just received a very large capital investment. The seven-year-old company creates custom-designed microbes ...

DraftKings drafting hundreds of employees.

BOSTON — DraftKings is planning to use some of its new investment funding to hire hundreds of new employees. The online fantasy sports startup would also like to begin international expansion. The total DraftKings workforce is about 200, with most ...

Medrobotics to market robot-assisted surgical platform.

RAYNHAM, Mass. — Medrobotics has received FDA clearance to market the Flex Robotic System and is initiating commercial launch in U.S. hospitals. The surgical robotics company, based in Raynham, received European CE mark clearance in 2014. “The ...

Boston story map wins Esri international contest.

BOSTON — The winners of its Storytelling with Maps Contest were revealed at the Esri User Conference, highlighting grand prize winner Joyce John’s Snow Journal story map for the City of Boston. John’s story map incorporated data-rich maps, ...

AcadiaSoft developing new financial services technology.

NORWELL, Mass. — AcadiaSoft is developing technology that will calculate initial margins for financial firms on margin calls. The financial services technology company, based in Norwell, recently raised significant new funding that will enable it to ad ...

SHYFT shifting to new platform, adding staff.

WALTHAM, Mass. — SHYFT has developed a cloud-based platform for pharmaceutical and life science companies. The Waltham digital analytics firm has been helping clients integrate their various information systems for more than a decade. SHYFT recently in ...

MIT makes bricks from recycled industrial waste.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Eco BLAC brick, produced by a group of MIT students, could offer an environmentally and economically sustainable solution for building materials. The brick is made from recycled industrial waste and doesn’t require firing. The ...