MassBio recently announced that the City of Malden improved its BioReady Rating to Platinum. The BioReady Community designation signifies that a municipality has biotech and life sciences-friendly zoning, a streamlined permitting process and robust infrastructure in place. This designation serves to showcase Massachusetts communities that are ready to host new life sciences research and manufacturing facilities. The ranking system helps cities and towns market themselves to biotechnology companies looking to expand or relocate. The MassBio Economic Development Advisory Group developed criteria to guide communities in their pursuit of biotech facility opportunities and rate them for BioReadiness, which provides each with a tangible marketing tool.