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11/17/2020

BARDA seeks nonprofit partner for BARDA Ventures

BARDA has announced a new type of public-private partnership, BARDA Ventures , that will realize authorities granted in the 21st Century Cures Act to utilize venture capital (VC) methods and practices. This will be the first time HHS has utilized VC practices to make investments. As part of the new program, BARDA is soliciting proposals

09/28/2020

Policymakers should support industries fighting against COVID

Over the past few decades, the life sciences industry in Virginia has been able to create thousands of jobs and develop groundbreaking treatments in part due to the commonwealth enacting policies that support innovation and growth. Then when the coronavirus pandemic began, the industry was able to jump into hyperdrive to develop solutions, treatments, and

09/03/2020

ICAP Lean Startup Introductory Course – Virtual Cohort

08/19/2020

New BIO Report Highlights Virginia’s Bioscience Industry Increases Jobs, NIH Awards and More

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released new data on the bioscience industry in the United States in their report, The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities. This report outlines the bioscience industry’s economic footprint across the nation and in Virginia, as well as the significant role played by small- and mid-sized

07/13/2020

John Newby column: Biopharmaceutical companies help Virginia reopen and stay safe

With Gov. Ralph Northam managing a measured reopening across Virginia, workers, researchers and businesses at every point of the health care delivery system are continuing to work to contain the spread of COVID-19. Among them are Virginia’s biotechnology companies and organizations that have been helping to ramp up testing, develop treatments and work toward possible

05/27/2020

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