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UMass Boston Opens Venture Development Center to Expand R&D Activity
Date:5/1/2009

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"I want to congratulate UMass Boston on the opening of the new Venture Development Center. The spirit of discovery and innovation is the backbone of this new facility," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "Not only will it attract start-up biotech, life sciences, and other research initiatives to right here in Dorchester, it will also generate spin-off economic development benefits for Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods."

In addition to the current partners, the Venture Development Center is working to launch the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy with Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center later this year. The center will work to develop affordable diagnostic tests that match a disease with therapy for community hospitals.

About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston, metropolitan Boston's only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston's seven colleges and graduate schools serve more than 14,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities. To learn more about UMass Boston, visit www.umb.edu.

About the Venture Development Center
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