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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...
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Biosciences Get Defense Secretary's Attention »
At the recent DARPA Wait What? conference, and as reported by an online article for Scientific American, Secretary of Defe...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
National SBIR/STTR Conference Comes to DC June 14-17 »
The National SBIR/STTR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
FDA Finalizes Guidance Documents on Biosimilar Product Development »
The FDA recently issued revisions to three draft guidance documents on biosimilar product development. The guidance docume...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
FDA Approves First Biosimilar Product Zarxio »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar product approved in the...
Monday, September 8, 2014
NIH Finalized Genomic Data Sharing Policy »
The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a wa...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Anti Patent Troll Bill taken off US Senate Judiciary Committee Agenda »
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, recently announced that the patent bill aimed at addr...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Sir Richard Branson to be Keynote at BIO Convention »
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be interviewed during the keynote lunch Tuesday, June 24th from 12:...
Friday, March 7, 2014
Hurt Introduces Bill to Help Small Companies Access Capital »
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) has introduced the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, along with Congresswo...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
VA Legislators Push Pediatric Research Funding Bill »
This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-7th) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA)...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System Launches »
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the launch of the Commonwealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Spur Capital Formation »
Earlier this month Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act.&...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Senate Passes Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Safety Bill »
The U.S. Senate this week approved H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act, which will create a single, uniform and n...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on Biomedical R&D »
Because biomedical R&D is so dependent on federal support and regulation, we are all concerned about the impact of...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Virginia gets Accolades from Forbes »
Forbes.com has named Virginia America’s "Best State for Business.” The Commonwealth reclaims the title after being award...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge Kicks off Tomorrow »
The Avon Foundation (AF), National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Center for Advancing Innovat...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Apply for US Trade Mission to Turkey »
The U.S. Department of Commerce is coordinating a Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey, May 4th -8th, 2014. ...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
SEC Approves Significant Changes to Private Offering Rules »
"On July 10 the SEC approved a final rule modifying Rule 506 of Regulation D to permit issuers to use general solicitati...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Bipartisan Bill Introduced Exempting FDA User Fees from Sequestration »
A bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives recently introduced a bill that would exempt FDA user fees...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
NIH Commits $96M For Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence »
Biomedical research is increasingly data-intensive, with researchers routinely generating and using large, diverse datas...

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