BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are pushing ahead with international biotechnology collaborations as a four-day industry convention continues in Boston.
State Senate President Therese Murray is scheduled to announce on Tuesday a multinational research agreement for the detection and treatment of throat cancer. The collaborative includes Massachusetts, Northern Ireland, Finland and the Catalonia region of Spain.
Murray also plans to announce that U.S. and European Union representatives will hold a major health care conference in Boston this fall.
Also Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick and Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson plan to announce research and development grants being made to companies through the Massachusetts Israel Innovation Partnership.
More than 15,000 industry leaders from dozens of countries are attending the BIO International Convention that runs through Thursday at the Massachusetts Convention and Exhibition Center.