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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Esther Lee Named Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade »
Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has picked a Northern Virginia business leader with an extensive résumé to be secretary of commer...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Is your company the next Buzz of Bio? »
Is your company seeking a next round of financing or hoping to make the valuable connection needed to take your product in...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
BioHealth Capital Region moved up to #5 in Biopharma ranking »
The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Annual Rankings of the “Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters”, has ranked the B...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Venture Capitalist & Philanthropist, Hooks Johnston Dies at 55 »
Hooks Johnston, a venture capitalist, corporate executive and philanthropist, passed way on September 4. Johnston, a...
Friday, June 16, 2017
NIH Announces New Consortium to Help Build Biomedical Data Commons »
The National Institutes of Health has earmarked $21 million over the next four years to fund a network of research groups...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
NIH Launches Next Generation Researchers Initiative »
The National Institute of Health Director, Francis Collins, unveiled a new program called the Next Generation Researchers...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Virginia Named a Top 10 State in Site Selection’s 2017 Prosperity Cup »
Virginia has been ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 States in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup, tying with Ohio. Thi...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
RIS Program is Now Accepting Applications »
Grant opportunity with U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program . They off...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
HHMI Investigator wins 4 million euros Fresenius Research Prize »
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, who holds the D.H. Chen Professorship and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator has...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Research Dollars at Risk in Proposed Budget »
The Trump administration's proposed budget blueprint calls for cutting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget by...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Kaine to Serve on HELP Committee Next Congress »
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has been appointed to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). “...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
21st Century Cures Act Passes House »
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26. Included in the bill were ment...
Friday, October 28, 2016
New BIO Video Helps Explain Prescription Drug Costs »
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released a new educational video designed to give patients, consumers, pol...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Want to Expand your Business Globally? »
Is your company interested in expanding on the global front? China is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in th...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Bio Starts Ad Campaign to Show Value of Biopharmaceutical Innovation »
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) launched a new television ad focused on biopharmaceutical innovation and i...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Shows Continued Support of Biotechnology »
As the new academic year starts, Governor Terry McAuliffe is continuing his promise to make biotechnology a top priority....
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Be a Part of Virginia Velocity Tours  »
The  Virginia Velocity Tour  is part of Governor McAuliffe’s Virginia Velocity business plan competition, which...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Virginia Testing for Zika Virus »
The Department of General Services’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) will begin testing mosquitoes in t...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Washington D.C. Area Tops Startup Growth Study »
The latest Kauffman Index study ranked the Washington D.C. area as the area with the biggest startup growth. The stud...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Gooden Named Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry »
Dr. Basil I. Gooden, has been appointed Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry in Virginia succeeding current Secretary Tod...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Todd Haymore Appointed Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade »
Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore as the next Secretary o...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Oncology Drugs Approved the Fastest According to Largest Study on Clinical Development Success Rate »
Amplion, Biomedtracker and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) have partnered to conduct the largest ever stud...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New Bill Passes to Extend JOBS Act Provision »
The US House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4139, the Fostering Innovation Act. The bipartisan legislation was introdu...
Monday, May 23, 2016
USDA Offering $21 million in AFRI Funding »
The USDA announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
NAS Finds Genetically Modified Food Not Harmful »
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its report, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experien...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Comstock’s INSPIRE Women Act Passes House »
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s (VA-10) Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (I...
Monday, March 21, 2016
2016 STEM Voice Video Competition »
The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is a nationwide opportunity for students in grades 5 - 12 to artistically explore the im...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Robert Califf has been confirmed as the New FDA Commissioner »
Senate lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to confirm Robert Califf, a longtime cardiologist and academic researcher, as the ne...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sanofi Pursues Vaccine for Zika Virus »
Sanofi has launched a project to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus in the most decisive commitment yet by a major v...
Friday, January 29, 2016
Charlottesville #1 in Venture Capital Investment Growth »
A MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Venture Capital Association shows that venture investors deployed capita...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
NIH Unveils FY2016–2020 Strategic Plan »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016–2020: Turning Discovery In...
Monday, December 14, 2015
New Challenge Launches to Create Startups Around Promising Cancer-Related, Nanotechnology Inventions »
The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) has launched the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge for Cancer (NSC2). This is the...
Friday, December 11, 2015
NIH Seeking Information on Precision Medicine Initiative Rollout »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a request for input on strategies for conducting baseline physical eval...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
NIH Invests $85 Million for BRAIN Initiative Research »
The National Institutes of Health is offering a second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through A...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
NASA Offers Licenses of Patented Technologies to Start-Up Companies »
NASA has unveiled a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. T...

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