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Falls Church Teen Competes for Virginia

Virginia Bio and the Virginia Bioscience Foundation have named Justice High School’s, Andrew Tran of Falls Church as the winner of the 2020 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, Andrew will attend the 2020 BIO Digital Conference, where he will engage with leading companies, scientists and innovators currently transforming the scientific landscape in order to gain invaluable insights into an industry making significant contributions to the world.

Andrew’s project was titled “Opidroid: A Fully Autonomous, Dynamic Opioid Administration Platform for Targeted Postoperative Pain Remediation”. The project was selected by an independent panel of volunteer judges representing the Virginia Bio membership.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Kaléo with Contract to Develop Next Generation Organophosphate Nerve Agent Poisoning Countermeasure

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Activation Capital Welcomes Dr. Jim Pannucci as its Vice President of Entrepreneurship

Activation Capital, an innovation ecosystem development organization, announced today that it has appointed Jim Pannucci, Ph.D., PMP as its Vice President of Entrepreneurship. As the new Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Dr. Pannucci will help Activation Capital continue to grow a deep talent base of life sciences entrepreneurs operating in the region and help empower them