The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has reportedly earmarked $25 million for “high-potential economic development projects that promise to make a significant contribution to the state’s life sciences ecosystem.” With an application deadline of April 29, 2011, the program is part of the state’s 10-year, $1 billion life sciences initiative designed to create jobs. Details of the program can be found on the center’s Website.

In a related development, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) recently signed an agreement with Israel to collaborate on research and development opportunities in life sciences and clean and alternative energy research. “Today, we take a new step that will ensure our mutual prosperity and leverage the talents of our uniquely skilled workforces,” Patrick said. See MassDevice; Governor Deval Patrick Press Release, March 10, 2011.