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01/25/2021

VT launches Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture to prepare industry for future

The agricultural landscape is changing. Increased food production is needed to support the world population. Innovative efficiencies are needed throughout agriculture. Climate change scenarios suggest significant modifications in agriculture. In order to address these issues and use informed scientific discovery and technology-driven innovation to develop solutions, the Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

01/14/2021

Applications are open for the MedTech Innovator Competition 2021 »

MedTech Innovator is the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world. We provide an unparalleled platform to support startups with the access, visibility, and network to bring their innovations to patients. Our alumni have raised over $2B in follow-on funding, brought 75 products to the market, and achieved 11 acquisitions. In its latest CipherBio report,

01/07/2021

ODU and Norfolk State Receive $4M from Sentara Healthcare to Help Develop School of Public Health

Sentara Healthcare announced that it has awarded a $4 million grant to Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University to help develop a regional School of Public Health. The funding is part of a $10 million community investment – the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund – which will be split into three areas of focus over

12/23/2020

VA Bio will Direct New “Virginia Bio-Connect” Statewide Consortium

Governor Northam and the Virginia Biotechnology Association announced today that GO Virginia has approved a competitive grant request to help fund Virginia Bio-Connect, a $3.2 million Statewide industry cluster scale up initiative. The project, directed by the Virginia Biotechnology Association, is a multi-regional collaboration designed to increase connectivity and awareness of the existing programs, resources,

12/16/2020

Medical Polymers Pave the Way for More Efficient Medical Device Tech

A state panel has awarded nearly $300,000 to a nonprofit group that will coordinate efforts to enhance the technology ecosystem in the Roanoke, New River Valley and Lynchburg regions. The grant from the GO Virginia state board comes with $150,000 in matching funds from local supporters. The board also approved $100,000 for a study of

11/18/2020

ODU, EVMS, Sentara Name Partnership Executive Director

Kevin Leslie has been named executive director of the new Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium (HRBRC), a partnership between Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Sentara Healthcare. Recently approved by Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly, the HRBRC aims to strengthen the relationship among the three institutions and to jump start