News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


Montana State University
December 17, 2022

INDUSTRY Bozeman, a multi-tenant modern office space, has broken ground on an 87,000-square-foot building to be located on the Montana State University Innovation Campus.

Montana’s Tonix Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has entered into a sponsored research agreement with Boston Children’s Hospital to study TNX-15001 (Fc-modified anti-CD40L mAb) for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) in animals.

The University of Montana recently secured $5.1 million in federal grants from the Health Resource and Service Administration, leading to the formation of a new UM Office of Health Research & Partnership. The office will use the HRSA funding for programs to bolster the health care workforce and increase access to quality health care in rural and underserved parts of Montana.

Montana State University Billings
December 6, 2022

MSU Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Lynn George, Ph.D., was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This three-year, $385,000 grant will support George’s efforts to continue and expand her research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. George’s grant proposal scored in the top one percentile, which is laudable, given the highly competitive nature of NIH funding.

Montana State University has appointed Alison Harmon, its dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Development, as its interim vice president of research and economic development.


National Institutes of Health
March 27, 2023

SBIR and STTR grant funding opportunities offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain non-dilutive funding for early-stage research and development. Applications are accepted three times a year. The next deadline is April 5. Omnibus Solicitations. Researcher-initiated ideas are proposed via the SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations. These FOAs do not specify a topic, though they link to identified topics of interest for each participating awarding component. Most small business applications to NIH are submitted to the Omnibus solicitations. Specific Funding […]

FDA advisers endorsed the safety and efficacy of GSK’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine in older adults, setting up a final mad dash with Pfizer as both companies eye the regulatory finish line with their promising new vaccines.

Researchers from Diaceutics and the Personalized Medicine Coalition has published a special report in JCO Precision Oncology  that provides an in-depth look at United States health systems’ efforts to deploy potentially paradigm-shifting targeted and immuno-oncology drugs to improve care for lung cancer patients.

Doctors have told health services to prepare for a new era of cancer screening after a study found a simple blood test could spot multiple cancer types in patients before they develop clear symptoms.

It’s been 60 years since President Kennedy delivered his iconic moonshot speech, marking a goal for America to launch a man into space to step foot on the moon, and bring him back to Earth. On Sept. 12, President Biden gave a speech at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, outlining the progress on his own self-described moonshot: ending cancer.


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