Virginia Coordinated Clinical Research Network Launched to Focus on Clinical Trial Research, Developing Medical Treatments, Scientific Advancements, and Real-World Applications

From the development of new medicines and cancer treatments to gene therapy and advances in scientific understanding of serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, clinical research is helping drive the future of medical innovation and patient care. To further support that work, a coalition of health care systems, institutions of higher education, and other organizations


VT Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Receives $50M Gift

A foundation established by the estate of Richmond philanthropist Bill Goodwin‘s late son, Hunter, has made a $50 million commitment to support cancer and neuroscience research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Virginia Tech announced Tuesday. The gift is one of three record $50 million donations Virginia Tech has received, including the 2018


BEAM receives $1.84 million NIH grant to improve preventative screening for opioid use disorder in partnership with UVA Health

BEAM Diagnostics, Inc. (BEAM), a behavioral health company delivering digital assessments to improve patient-centered healthcare – has been awarded a $1.84 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to commercialize its pioneering technology, improving and increasing proactive assessment of opioid use disorder in outpatient medical clinics. BEAM’s proprietary technology, Beacon-OUD, is a digital


Probiotic Study Shows Promise on Improving Innate Immunity

BIO-CAT, Inc,  | BIO-CAT announced that a newly published study on the probiotic Bacillus subtilis MB40 revealed promising results leading to the reduction of Listeria. The study was designed to determine the effects of Bacillus subtilis MB40 supplementation on innate immunity and Listeria. This study was completed in partnership with the School of Animal Sciences at


AgroSpheres Novel Encapsulation Platform Now Listed by Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for Use in Organic Crop Production

AgroSpheres, Inc., an agricultural biobased solutions developer, is pleased to announce that its proprietary encapsulation technology, AgroSpheres® Microbially-Derived Minicells (also known as the AgriCell), was recently reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), which has determined that it meets the criteria for use under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). AgroSpheres® Microbially-Derived Minicells is


VIPC’s Robert Stolle Announces Plans to Step Down From His Role as President and CEO

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) announced that Robert Stolle plans to step down from his role as President and CEO. Stolle has been with VIPC and its predecessor – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) – for 13 years, including serving the last 3 as CEO. Prior to his current role, he was Senior