News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters
Golden Helix, Inc. announced that it has received the certification for ISO 13485:2016 from TÜV SÜD. ISO 13485:2016 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations involved in the design, development, production, and servicing of medical devices. It is specifically tailored to the medical device industry and is recognized globally as a benchmark for ensuring the quality and safety of medical devices.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a Montana State University doctoral student a prestigious Graduate Partnership Program Fellowship. Through the fellowship, Jonathan Shikany, a second-year doctoral student in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, will receive funding for tuition and living expenses as he completes his degree, as well as funding to cover research-related expenses.
The grant money will launch the Center for Integrated Biomedical and Rural Health Research or CIB-RHR, expanding the research enterprise over the next five years, with the ultimate hope of bringing healthcare improvements to the state.
Sana Health and Lutroo Imaging emerged victorious among 70 competing startups and early-stage companies, securing the top honors at the inaugural American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) and MIT Hacking Medicine Innovation Challenge presented by Abbott. Their success grants them the coveted opportunity to collaborate with Michael Hooten, M.D., president of AAPM and professor of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic.
The Montana Innovation Partnership at Montana State University’s TechLink Center will host “Innovate Here,” a one-day virtual conference March 7 focused on key technology industries in Montana, such as bioscience, photonics and quantum technologies.
Dec. 8 was a historic day for the sickle cell community and CRISPR technology, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two milestone treatments: Casgevy, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Lyfgenia, made by bluebird bio.
The NIA 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 January 5, 2024, unless otherwise noted.
The Senate has voted to confirm President Joe Biden’s pick to run the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, filling the director spot at the country’s top medical research agency after a vacancy of almost two years.
Updates from product development and small business programs
Are you working to develop an innovative cancer technology? Take a step forward in your commercialization journey through the newly released FY2024 SBIR Contract Solicitation! This funding opportunity aims to provide early-stage funding to small businesses that are developing cancer technologies in areas defined by the National Cancer Institute.