News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


University of Montana chemistry Professor Aaron Thomas continues to burnish his credentials as a national leader for helping diversify STEM fields.

TIME has revealed its annual list of the Best Inventions, which features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives. GRAIL’s Galleri® test was one of the 200 innovations. The Galleri test is a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test that can detect a shared cancer signal across more than 50 types of cancer through a simple blood draw.

Montana BioScience Alliance
November 16, 2022

Central Montana has produced a star in the field of chemistry. Erin Baker, the daughter of Alan and Stephanie Shammel of Hilger and now a Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, has won several awards for her contributions to the field this year. 

Montana State University
September 26, 2022

For a fourth straight year, Montana State University recorded an all-time high for research expenditures, which support scientific discovery, rural outreach and a variety of scholastic pursuits, as well as providing hands-on opportunities for students to engage in science and creative activities that build skills for careers after they earn their degrees

Montana BioSciences Alliance
September 18, 2022

In Montana we rally and circle the wagons when a member of our community is suffering, with everyone lending a hand. Our own Senator Jon Tester has demonstrated this truly Montana trait by working to advance policy changes that must occur to alter the course of cancer detection and treatment.


Congress has returned to Capitol Hill, and among the most important unfinished business on its agenda is agreeing to a new package to fight COVID-19 by funding second-generation vaccine research. When Congress left town, there was cautious optimism that a deal was close.

Rocky Mountain Life Sciences Investor and Partnering Conference
April 7, 2022

Thirty regional companies will be selected to present at the Rocky Mountain Life Sciences Investor & Partnering Conference. Companies seeking seed, early-stage, late-stage funding in the medical device, diagnostic, biotech, pharmaceutical, and digital health sectors are encouraged to apply.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
February 25, 2022

With new labeling requirements, bioengineering entered consumer consciousness in a new way this year—but people are learning the benefits, according to Sarah Gallo, BIO’s VP of Agriculture and Environment, in this podcast.

Nine Questions for the World
January 4, 2022

From the NIne Questions for the World podcast, December 15, 2021. BIO President Michelle McMurray-Heath is interviewed by Richard Haass.


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August 25, 2022