Industry News

05/17/2022

Sam Konduros, JD, Named CEO of Southeast Life Science

Roswell, GA and Greenville, SC – The Board of Directors of Southeast Life Sciences (SLS) has named Sam Konduros, Founder and President of Greenville-based SK Strategies, as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2022. Mr. Konduros succeeds Jason Rupp in the leadership role, in which Mr. Rupp served from 2019 to 2022. Mr. Rupp’s tenure

03/29/2022

2022’s Most & Least Innovative States

(WalletHub) – Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2022, the U.S. will spend nearly $600 billion on research and development — more than any other country in the world and more than 25% of the world’s total — helping the nation rank third on the Global Innovation Index. According to the results of

03/14/2022

Thermo Fisher Scientific to add 500 jobs in RVA region

Scientific equipment supplier will invest $97M in three new labs (Virginia Business) Massachusetts-based scientific equipment and software supply company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will invest $97 million to expand its laboratory operations into three new locations in the Greater Richmond area, a project expected to create more than 500 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Monday.

01/26/2022

BIO Statement in Opposition to Senate Bill 376

Biotechnology Innovation Organization issued a statement in opposition to senate bill 376. The statement addressed to Richard L. Saslaw, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, explained the shortfalls of the proposed legislation and its negative impact on the innovation in bioscience. Read the entire statement below.   RE: BIO Statement in

10/04/2021

Central Virginia to fast-track development of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing with launch of ‘cluster accelerator’

Activation Capital, a leading entrepreneurship and ecosystem development organization, announced the launch of a cluster accelerator to catalyze the growth of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D in Central Virginia. A coalition of private-public entities from Greater Petersburg and Greater Richmond helped form the accelerator, secured $2.5M in seed funding from GO Virginia and others, and

06/28/2021

NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health Inviting Comments To Inform the Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is planning a Women’s Health Consensus Conference (WHCC) in October 2021, in response to a Congressional request to address NIH research efforts related to women’s health research as well as the following specific conditions, rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, increasing rates