UM and MSU both earn prestigious designation as research universities

The University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman have achieved “R1” designations for their research programs. The “R1” classification is conferred by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education organization based on factors including research expenditures, staffing, and number of doctorates awarded.

MSU Billings announces Institute for Neurodiversity & Applied Behavior Analysis

Montana State University Billings announces the launch of the Institute for Neurodiversity and Applied Behavior Analysis at the Montana Center for Inclusive Education (MCIE) on university campus. The Institute will serve children in the region with mental, social, and behavioral differences associated with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, similar mental health disorders, and other behavioral disabilities, by providing direct and telehealth clinical support.

Bozeman’s BioScience Laboratories Gains CDC Approval to Test All Known Strains of SARS-CoV-2

BioScience Laboratories, a Nelson Labs company located in Bozeman, MT, and a leader in topical antimicrobial-product testing in the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical-device industries, operates a biosafety-level-3 (BSL-3) laboratory that was inspected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last year. The CDC has since confirmed that the Bozeman facility’s BSL-3 lab and related procedures adequately meet guidelines for the company to test all common and concerning strains of SARS-CoV-2 and other potentially dangerous pathogens.

Sharon Peterson: Giving COVID-19 vaccines formulas to other countries could have negative impact on bioscience industry

Last year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) proposed that biotechnology companies, including some in Montana, be required to give their formulas for COVID-19 vaccines to countries that aren’t as advanced as the U.S. in developing these technologies. The Biden administration has supported this proposal, but we have deep concerns about it.

Inimmune Named in Top 20 Innovative Immuno-Oncology Companies in the US

The immuno-oncology market has grown at a compound rate of 10%, from $57 billion to $69 billion in 2021. It is expected to reach around $98 billion by 2025. This is a highly competitive market, so companies in this sector have to innovate rapidly by creating novel drugs and therapies.

Montana’s Inimmune recently made the top-20 list.