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Maryland Awards $1 Million to Five Biotech Small Businesses

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In effort to spur commercialization and advance treatments for cancer and other diseases, the Maryland Biotechnology Center (MBC) announced earlier this month that it awarded a total of $1 million to five promising life sciences companies through its Biotechnology Commercialization Awards and Translational Research awards. The companies, which received up to $200,000 each, will use the funding to advance cancer therapies, ensure food safety, more quickly detect infectious disease and develop more efficient cardiac repair. Read More >

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Governor Chris Christie Will Headline BioNJ 2012 Annual Meeting

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BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey’s biotechnology industry, will welcome New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to address attendees at the association’s 2012 Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking Event on Thursday, February 2. The event will be held at the East Brunswick Hilton in East Brunswick, NJ beginning at 5:00 p.m. Celebrating its 19th anniversary in 2012, the BioNJ Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking event with its theme of Friends Hope Read More >

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2011: A Pivotal Year for Biotechnology

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Biotechnology continues to hold the greatest promise to address many of the most critical issues facing our world. Continued innovation will lead to breakthrough new and improved cures and treatments for patients living with debilitating diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and Parkinson’s; enhanced agricultural products to feed a growing global population while protecting the environmental health of our planet; vaccines to protect against bioterrorism; and revolutionary biofuels. The ability of BIO members to continue Read More >

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Approval for AIDS Vaccine at Canadian University

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The Food and Drug Administration has given Canadian researchers approval to test a vaccine for HIV/AIDS on humans. Researchers from the University of Western Ontario are hopeful that with further tests, a vaccine could be on the market in about five years. Similar to the approaches used to develop vaccines for polio, influenza, rabies and hepatitis A, the vaccine is the first based on a genetically modified, killed whole virus and is the only HIV Read More >

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Cornell to Build Applied Sciences Campus in NYC

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Earlier this week New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city will be providing land for the development of a multi-billion dollar high-tech science college. The science and research facility to be built on little-used property on Roosevelt Island is hoped to become a leading incubator for high-tech research and innovation. Plans are for classes to start in 2012, although the campus will take years to be completed. By 2018 it aims to Read More >

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