VaBio News

02/24/2022

Call for Judges for Science Fair and BioGENEius Challenge

Each year, Virginia Bio recruits volunteer judges from the membership to attend the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair to select the top three winners in the field of biosciences. The time commitment is limited to a pre-event online review of the submissions to select the finalists. This years Fair is on April 9, 2022

12/30/2021

Virginia Bio Association Announces the Election of Six New Board Members

The Board expands from 24 to 30 Directors to bring more diverse expertise and insight from Virginia’s Life Science Ecosystem. Richmond, VA (December 30, 2021) – The Virginia Bio Membership has elected six new Directors to the Virginia Bio Board. Joining the Board are: Gerry Brunk, Managing Director of Lumina Ventures; Jessica Foley, CSO of

10/18/2021

What Virginia’s next governor should do to protect innovation, help prevent the next pandemic

The ongoing struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of its delta variant have highlighted the critical role of Virginia’s life sciences companies in combating significant public health threats. In near-record time, biotechnology companies developed effective COVID treatments, vaccines and tests, all while being a major economic and jobs driver in the commonwealth. However,

08/13/2021

Virginia Bio to partner with Mason Enterprise to expand mentorship support for bio startups across the state

George Mason University’s Mason Enterprise is establishing a new network of life science business mentors to help startups across Virginia launch and scale their ventures. The new team of mentors will support a broad range of life science companies in bringing their innovations, including therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and software, to market. This network will

05/24/2021

Albemarle High School Teen Competes for Virginia

Virginia Bio and the Virginia Bioscience Foundation have named Albemarle High School’s, Meenakshi “Meena” Ambati, as the winner of the 2021 Virginia BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field. As the Virginia BioGENEius finalist, Meena will attend the 2021 BIO Digital Conference, where

03/04/2021

Call for Abstracts to Present at MHSRS 2021

The call for abstracts to present a poster at this year’s Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is now open through March 31. They are planning for this year’s conference to be in person. The dates are pending, but usually are in mid- to late-August in Orlando, FL. G2G account managers will reach out separately