Takeda Pharmaceutical opened a new 24,000-square-foot R&D cell therapy manufacturing facility in Boston at the site of the company’s R&D headquarters.

BW Health Group, a family of interconnected companies dedicated to supporting and building partnerships with the life sciences industry, announced the appointment of Julie DiMarcantonio-Shorten as Director of Strategic Markets for the New England Region.

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to more than 40,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world and almost double the number of deaths in the next highest country Italy, according to a Reuters tally.