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BEAM receives $1.84 million NIH grant to improve preventative screening for opioid use disorder in partnership with UVA Health

BEAM Diagnostics, Inc. (BEAM), a behavioral health company delivering digital assessments to improve patient-centered healthcare – has been awarded a $1.84 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to commercialize its pioneering technology, improving and increasing proactive assessment of opioid use disorder in outpatient medical clinics. BEAM’s proprietary technology, Beacon-OUD, is a digital


Probiotic Study Shows Promise on Improving Innate Immunity

BIO-CAT, Inc,  | BIO-CAT announced that a newly published study on the probiotic Bacillus subtilis MB40 revealed promising results leading to the reduction of Listeria. The study was designed to determine the effects of Bacillus subtilis MB40 supplementation on innate immunity and Listeria. This study was completed in partnership with the School of Animal Sciences at


AgroSpheres Novel Encapsulation Platform Now Listed by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for Use in Organic Crop Production

AgroSpheres, Inc., an agricultural biobased solutions developer, is pleased to announce that its proprietary encapsulation technology, AgroSpheres® Microbially-Derived Minicells (also known as the AgriCell), was recently reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), which has determined that it meets the criteria for use under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). AgroSpheres® Microbially-Derived Minicells is


VIPC’s Robert Stolle Announces Plans to Step Down From His Role as President and CEO

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) announced that Robert Stolle plans to step down from his role as President and CEO. Stolle has been with VIPC and its predecessor – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) – for 13 years, including serving the last 3 as CEO. Prior to his current role, he was Senior


VIPC Regional Innovation Fund Grant Awarded to CvilleBioHub to Strengthen the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Region

CvilleBioHub, an industry-led 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating Charlottesville’s biotechnology industry sector, today announced that it has again received a $200,000 Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) grant from the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation. RIF is state-funded program that provides competitive grants to leading Virginia-based entrepreneur support organizations. CvilleBioHub sits at the center of a thriving


Activation Capital seeking anchor tenant for forthcoming downtown Richmond innovation center

Activation Capital is seeking an anchor tenant for its planned 102,000-square-foot, $53 million innovation center and is looking to Under Armour’s corporate campus in Baltimore and Capital One’s 1717 Michael Wassmer Innovation Center in Richmond for inspiration. The building, to be located in Activation Capital’s VA Bio+Tech Park in Richmond, has been planned for 20