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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Montana State University undergraduate has been admitted to a prestigious European graduate program where she will advance her research in disease prevention and other applications of the growing field of bioinformatics.
Beginning with cannabis, the Missoula, MT based company is creating a self-contained and portable product that can detect impairment in real-time. The product will be sold to law enforcement agencies, and businesses with safety-critical employees.
Tonix Pharmaceuticals will collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital to further develop a humanized monoclonal antibody, TNX-1500, to prevent organ transplant rejection, specifically in kidney transplants.
Potential Uses Include: Biomarker of Immunity to SARS-CoV-2; Personalized Approach to Timing COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters; Public Health Surveillance; and Serving as an Endpoint for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Their ideas included a virtual reality textbook, a new building material, a food incubator, a device to assist construction workers, various software solutions and a student-focused professional networking platform.