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05/14/2020

Michelle McMurry-Heath Selected as BIO President/CEO

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) – the world’s largest science and public advocacy organization, representing 1,000 members — announced today that Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD, will become the organization’s next President and CEO on June 1, succeeding former Rep. Jim Greenwood, who has led the organization since 2005. McMurry-Heath has served in numerous senior leadership

04/14/2020

CvilleBioHub Report Highlights Impact from Jobs, Capital and Innovation

CvilleBioHub’s first Industry Report on the scope of the biotechnology industry in the CvilleBioHub Region (CBR) highlights the growing economic and societal impact from jobs, capital and innovation. The report details the more than 65 companies emerging and growing within the region and shows activity and investment by sector, from medical devices and therapeutics to

04/10/2020

FFAR Funds Veterinary Research to Address Pandemic Diseases

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is funding five additional Vet Fellowships to conduct pandemic and zoonotic research. The FFAR Vet Fellows program equips veterinary students with the expertise to address future agricultural challenges. Up to 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning a pathogen

03/22/2020

COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator Needed- Submissions due March 25

VULCAN: DIY Hack-a-Vent Innovation Challenge: Over the next 2 weeks, this Innovation Challenge seeks to pool brilliant minds and expertise to develop a low-cost, non-FDA approved, mechanical ventilation support system that can be rapidly produced at local levels with widely available resources. Click here to submit. The top 3 submissions will be selected by a panel of

02/25/2020

Virginia Bio is hiring!

Virginia Bio, the non-profit trade association of the life science industry in Virginia is seeking a Director of Programs and Communications and a Vice President Membership and Development to join the team. Click here to learn more about the Director of Programs and Communications Click here to learn more about the Vice President Membership and Development  

02/19/2020

Call for Judges for Science Fair and BioGENEius Challenge

Each year, Virginia Bio recruits volunteer judges from the membership to attend the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair to select the top three winners in the field of biosciences. The time commitment is limited to a pre-event online review of the submissions to select the finalists and then a few hours onsite at the