News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters
In making the announcement, MSU President Waded Cruzado said “During the pandemic, Dr. Carter helped lead a group of MSU faculty, students and staff in significantly increasing Montana’s COVID-19 testing capacity during the pandemic. He oversaw the MSU research enterprise, the state’s largest, when it set records in expenditures in 2020, 2021 and set it on track to set another record this year.”
Montana State University Billings’ Suzette Nynas, associate professor and department chair for the health and human performance department, was recently inducted into the Montana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.
Since 2004, approximately 1,200 clinical trials have been conducted in Montana. That’s just one of the facts in the report “Research in Your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs – Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in Montana.” The report was the subject of a recent seminar in Billings sponsored by the Montana BioScience Alliance and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Montana Tech was recently awarded a five-year, $24 million grant from the Army Research Laboratory to develop a program called “Materials Technology for Rare Earth Elements Processing.” This program, which responds to a critical national need to develop a supply chain for rare earth elements, is a multidisciplinary effort that will use Montana as a model for locating rare earth elements in primary and secondary sources.
Emory Hoelscher-Hull was recently awarded a prestigious public health grant based on her research into water quality in Montana; Pilar Santos was one of four winners of the 2022 Association of Environmental Health Academic Program student research competition, and Sarah Warnke was a runner-up in the competition. All three students were mentored with support from Montana NSF EPSCoR by Dr. Mari Eggers, an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
As a new year begins in Congress, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is carrying over many of its legislative priorities from last year.
Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses – SBIR/STTR
Contract Pre-solicitation for R&D that will contribute toward ARPA-H mission needs and SBIR program objectives.
Updates from product development and small business programs
The wait is finally over as the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) taps John F. Crowley, a longtime leader and tireless patient advocate in the biotech industry, to fill the role of the organization’s new CEO.