Friday, January 25, 2013
A bankruptcy court has approved the sale of Ipsen's property on Maple Street to Baxter International.
Ipsen's Biomeasure facility on Maple Street has been sold to an Illinois-based drug manufacturer. The sale of the property, sought by Ipsen after its partner filed for bankruptcy protection, was approved Wednesday, according to a report in the Worcester Business Journal. As recently as last year, Ipsen had planned to expand in Milford. That plan, and a tax incentive plan approved by Milford town meeting members, was cancelled earlier this month. Ipsen employs about 150 people in Milford. The company had stated, in a letter to town officials, that research staff will be transferred to another facility outside of Milford. Manufacturing staff were to remain in Milford, but would fall under the new owner. The property on Maple Street is valued…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Ipsen affliate Biomeasure has announced it will transfer its research staff to a facility in another town, and will cancel plans for expansion on Maple Street. The facility will be put up for sale.
Biomeasure, an affiliate of the French drug maker Ipsen, has cancelled an expansion of its facility in Milford, and now plans to sell the property and transfer employees to another town. Its research staff will be transferred to another facility, in another town, the company's treasurer told Milford officials in a letter. The manufacturing staff would remain, under different ownership, if the company sells to another drug manufacturer. The announcement, in a letter to Milford Town Administrator Louis Celozzi, includes a request to cancel the tax increment financing agreement for the company, approved by Milford town meeting representatives in 2012. This TIF provided tax incentives for the company to expand its facility on Maple Street. The…
Monday, July 16, 2012
An Eagle Scout candidate in a Milford troop has created raised planter beds for Hopedale Housing tenants.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. James Symmes, an Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 4 in Milford, recently built raised vegetable garden boxes for the residents at Hopedale Housing. He has collected donations for the Eagle Scout project for several months, received cash donations from family and friends, a 10 percent discount from Home Depot, and a generous donation of timber from Consigli Construction. 2. Sean Bielat, a candidate for the U.S. Senate for the Fourth District, will hold a town hall forum in Milford Monday. Bielat, a Republican candidate, will be at St. Mary of the Assumption Church …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Biomeasure, a subsidiary of Ipsen, is considering a 64,000-square-foot expansion to its existing facility on Maple Street. The town and company will negotiate on tax incentives.
Biomeasure has announced plans to more than double the size of its Maple Street facility, at an estimated cost of $40 million. Milford Selectmen on Monday authorized the town's administrator and attorney to negotiate with representatives of Biomeasure on local tax incentives that would facilitate the proposed expansion. The company, a subsidiary of Ipsen, already has a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with the town and state, and is seeking an amendment to that agreement that would cover the new addition. A Tax Increment Financing agreement waives a portion of property tax payments for a specific period, to encourage economic development. In a letter to Town Administrator Louis Celozzi, the company's treasurer said groundbreaking …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
As part of his stop in Milford Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick toured the facilities of Ipsen's subsidiary, Biomeasure, which recently was awarded a state grant to develop initiatives in therapies for osteoarthritis.
Gov. Deval Patrick toured the Milford facility of Ipsen Biomeasure Tuesday, along with state Rep. John Fernandes (D-Milford) and state Sen. Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge). The company in 2008 was successful in obtaining a three-year, $250,000-a-year Massachusetts Life Sciences Center matching grant. The company, a subsidiary of Ibsen, is working on a new protein that may enhance cartilage regeneration, according to a press release from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.