News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


A vaccine for tuberculosis exists, but TB is still the 2nd leading infectious killer in the world after Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization. With a $12.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Montana are hoping to improve the vaccine for TB and positively influence global health.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at Risk for Low Bone Density. Preliminary Data Suggest that the Administration of Oxytocin May Favorably Impact Bone Formation and Strength

Rocky Mountain Labs
November 13, 2023

It’s entirely possible that the secret to understanding — perhaps even vanquishing — the coronavirus rests in this quiet town of 5,000 nestled at the edge of the wilderness.

Regional Innovation and Technology Hub
November 12, 2023

A consortium of Montana businesses, universities, and workforce development groups have been designated as one of 31 newly announced Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs that will be able to utilize portions of $75 million in grant money to advance American technology.

Montana BioScience Alliance
October 29, 2023

High school students in Billings, Montana recently had the unique opportunity to explore the various career paths available in the healthcare industry. The event, called the Montana BioScience Alliance Careers in Healthcare, aimed to inspire and educate students about the exciting opportunities that await them in the medical field.


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 […]

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
July 2, 2022

Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the most effective treatments for their cancer – but not all patients are benefiting from the latest advances in cancer treatment. Learn how biomarker testing helps cancer patients and what can be done to improve access and advance health equity.

Bio event draws about 3,000 companies to the San Diego Convention Center to take stock of the latest trends and research.


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