The Future of Life Sciences in Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ leading export is medical devices — things like contact lenses and materials used for hip replacements. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a public-private agency created by the Legislature in 2006, provides funding to companies, hospitals and colleges and universities to encourage research and create jobs. The President and C-E-O of the Center, Susan Windham-Bannister, spoke to WFCR’s Bob Paquette, in advance of a summit on promoting the Life Sciences at Smith College.