WPI professor aims to understand life and death of our cells

Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Kristen Billiar is looking to find the causes of unexplained cell deaths in our bodies that can lead to diseases.

Three MetroWest businesses win tax break approval

Medical device company Candela, life sciences manufacturer Lykan Bioscience and medical optics firm Olympus Corporation of the Americas have been approved for new tax breaks.

Federal government sees progress on opioid fight

The White House said it sees signs of progress in the battle against opioid addiction including a decline in prescriptions, a slower growth rate for deaths and large seizures of illicit drugs.

Candela settles patent infringement suit with Calif. firm

Wayland medical device maker Candela Corp. has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with California-based InMode.

Cogeneration facility complete at Soutbridge Innovation Center

A cogeneration facility at the 150-acre Southbridge Innovation Center expected to provide over 70 percent of the project's energy needs has been completed.

Medicaid fraud division recovered $45M in fiscal 2018

Attorney General Maura Healey's Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $45 million for the MassHealth program in fiscal year 2018.

WRA begins lease discussions with restaurant, nightclub at Union Station

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is moving forward with lease negotiations for the owner of the former Country Music Ranch & Saloon to operate a restaurant and nightclub in Union Station.

Public hearing on Midtown Mall slated for April 4

Worcester's redevelopment agency is holding a public hearing on April 4 to solicit input from residents, developers and tenants on its plans to acquire Midtown Mall, possibly by eminent domain.

Boston Scientific artery device caught up in FDA review

The FDA is conducting a review of balloons and stents using a common chemotherapy drug after a trial found the devices, including one made by Boston Scientific, could be harmful.

Acorn Deck builds $600K homes in its factory

Acorn Deck House Co., based in Acton, manufactures prefabricated homes at its 85,000-square-foot plant.

Mass. gas prices jumped 5 cents a gallon in past week

AAA Northeast on Monday said gas prices in Massachusetts rose 5 cents a gallon over the past week.

Kopin Corp. offers $7.5M in stock

Westborough manufacturer Kopin Corp., less than a week after reporting a $35 million loss in 2018, is offering more than 7.2 million shares of the company’s stock to raise about $7.5 million.