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MONTANA BIOSCIENCE ENTERPRISES IN THE NEWS

Montana State University
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February 25, 2022

Soon, someone feeling the need for some extra Z’s may benefit from a wearable device that aids the brain in the biochemical cleansing that leaves a person feeling refreshed after a full night of sleep. As part of the first large-scale study on the effectiveness of the new technology, Montana State University researchers will analyze brain scans of participants who wear a prototype of the device, which works by applying precise electrical stimulation to the brain. The project, which involves multiple universities, […]

University of Montana
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February 25, 2022

University of Montana first-year student Tori Matteson can’t point to a specific event that peaked her interest in becoming a pharmacist – there aren’t any in her family – but her curiosity about medicine started early in her high school years growing up in Butte. When it came time to enroll in college…she said it was “UM all the way.”

Montana company Solo-Dex has entered into an agreement for its proprietary continuous nerve block catheters with InfuSystem, a leading national healthcare service provider.

University of Montana
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February 23, 2022

As research programs grow at the University of Montana, a team of vaccine scientists are making headway into long-term COVID-19 prevention and clinical trials for an opioid vaccine.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers early-stage funding opportunities to small businesses and researchers looking to commercialize innovative treatments or technologies to help people enjoy healthier lives as they age. The NIA Small Business Program is accepting applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Learn more about these open opportunities. The next deadline to apply is September 6, 2022. 

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer a lifeline to small medical technology companies that otherwise would not be able to secure the initial funding necessary for expensive research and development.

The House Appropriations Committee has approved its FY 2023 spending bill including a $2.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $466 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and $2.75 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency on Health (ARPA-H). The bill increases current funding levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer screening and early detection programs and for the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which provides funding for programs […]

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