Suspect charged in Mass. lab bombing
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 20, 2004
Police in Watertown, Mass., arrested and charged a suspect in the Aug. 26 bombing of Amaranth Bio Inc., a biotech company that works with adult stem cells.
No one was injured in the pipe bomb explosion that went off around 3:40 a.m., shattering windows and damaging a laboratory, the Boston Herald reported. The Watertown Police said the suspect is a former employee of a different company that is a tenant in the same building.
"I am happy that this arrest appears to confirm our belief that Amaranth was the unfortunate victim, but not the target of the attack," said Amaranth Executive Vice President Charles Queenan in a press release.
In a previous release, Queenan noted that "Amaranth's technology does not employ embryonic stem cells or human fetal tissue in any form," and that the company's goal is to develop cellular therapy for diabetes and metabolic liver disorders.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/09/20/prbf0920.htm.