Category Archives: Massachusetts

David Ortiz expanding Big Papi’s Kitchen line.

BOSTON — David Ortiz started Big Papi’s Kitchen to share the flavors of his native Dominican Republic while honoring the cooking of his late mother. The three-time World Series Champion and designated hitter of the Boston Red Sox developed a Latin- ...

Projects flying to the International Space Station.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  Two Massachusetts life science companies were awarded a total of $500,000 in grant funding as part of the Galactic Grant Competition. Gov. Charlie Baker, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the Massachusetts L ...

Google adds more space in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Google is expanding its 300,000-square-foot Kendall Center campus. The tech firm is adding 50,000 square feet less than a year after it opened the Cambridge facility. The Kendall Square expansion will accommodate Google’s nat ...

Salsify helping e-tailers improve content.

BOSTON, Mass. — Salsify is a Boston company whose cloud-based product content management and syndication solution makes e-commerce sites easier to manage. The company has secured new funding to further product development, invest in corporate growth an ...

LovePop pops up with a pop-up.

BOSTON — LovePop Cards is opening a pop-up kiosk at Boston’s South Station. The startup offers a line of origami-like pop-up greeting cards on its website and at The Grommet. The greeting card business is a mature, relatively saturated market. B ...

Abiomed adding staff, space in Danvers.

DANVERS, Mass. — Abiomed is planning to add employees and space at its Danvers headquarters to increase its manufacturing capacity. The medical device maker recently received expanded FDA approval for its Impella heart pump which will greatly increase ...

OpenBay teams with AutoZone in Boston.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Openbay has partnered with AutoZone on a six-month pilot program. The program will enable Boston-area customers of the auto parts giant to use OpenBay’s services directly through AutoZone’s website. If the pilot is succ ...

EcoVent is first step to smarter home.

BOSTON — EcoVent developed a smart, room-by-room heating and cooling system. The startup, based in Boston, launched at MIT and has reported a $1 million in sales since fall 2014. EcoVent is moving to a larger space this month and expects to double ...

Sirion Biotech moving to state, hiring 25.

BOSTON — Sirion Biotech is moving to Massachusetts and expects to hire as many as 25 over the next 12 months. The German company provides materials that biotech firms use to improve gene therapies and vaccines. Sirion will recruit employees in resear ...

TransMedics develops ‘heart in a box’.

ANDOVER, Mass. — TransMedics has developed a new way of transporting organ transplants. The Andover medical device startup recently secured new funding to further development and commercialization of its Organ Care System. The “heart in a box̶ ...

Professor uses 3D printing to make ‘Legos’ for NASA.

LOWELL, Mass. — Researcher Christopher Hansen has been awarded more than $500,000 by NASA to design and fabricate lightweight materials. The professor in UMass Lowell’s College of Engineering received an Early Career Faculty Space Technology Researc ...

Cambridge to be global vaccine hub for Takeda.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Takeda Pharmaceutical will consolidate its Vaccine Business Unit operations by establishing global and regional hubs. The organization continues to grow and advance its important vaccine programs in norovirus, dengue and seasonal infl ...

Blue Cross establishes healthcare innovation hub.

BOSTON — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has begun acting as an accelerator program and partnering with healthcare startups through its innovation hub. Investing in startups that provide new services to its members is something the state’s l ...

Amadeus opens R&D center in Waltham.

WALTHAM, Mass. — Amadeus has opened a new research and development center in Waltham and relocated its 250 employees. The Spanish travel technology company’s 56,000-square-foot center is the largest among its four facilities in the U.S. and 16 ...