Jim Greenwood

Senate Passage of FDA User Fee Package Important Victory for Patients, Medical Innovation

Washington, DC (August 3, 2017) – Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO James C. Greenwood issued the following statement regarding passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act (FDARA) by the U.S. Senate today: “The user fee program reauthorization package passed by the Senate today is an important victory for patients and for the […]


The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Funding Opportunities

NCATS SBIR/STTR Applications Due Sept. 5, 2017   The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities. SBIR and STTR funding supports small business entrepreneurs working on the advancement and commercialization of translational research technologies. NCATS is particularly interested in applications focused on […]

Adam Ruben

Scientist, Comedian Adam Ruben Slated for Hamilton PAC

Expect to laugh and learn when microbiologist, comedian, author, storyteller and television presenter Adam Ruben takes the stage at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. The PAC is located at 327 Fairgrounds Road. 2017 spring Adam RubenRuben’s presentation, titled “Public Perception of Science: Lessons from a Dead Sheep,” […]


Applications for Translational Research Scholars Program Due Feb. 17

The ITHS Translational Research Scholars Program (formerly Rising Stars) is now accepting applications for our 2017 cohort. The program welcomes early stage investigators from the WWAMI-region. BENEFITS The program offers a high-quality, targeted, and structured career development package for one year. Benefits include: $10,000 in funding to conduct research and develop career skills Mentorship from established translational […]

New biotech company forms at University of Montana business incubator

Two dozen good-paying scientific research jobs almost left western Montana for Maryland last year – but they ended up here in Missoula thanks to an innovative partnership with the University of Montana. GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, a giant pharmaceutical company with an office in Hamilton, announced in February 2015 that it was consolidating its research and development […]

Open Funding Opportunities from NCATS; First Deadline: Sept 8, 2015

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open funding opportunities available for small businesses interested in commercializing translational technologies. Interested applicants are encouraged to review each funding opportunity and schedule a one-on-one meeting with NCATS leaders to discuss a project or collaboration idea. Email NCATS-SBIRSTTR@mail.nih.gov to make an appointment. Learn more at NCATS SBIR and STTR Omnibus […]

Single Dose Ebola Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Monkeys Against Outbreak Strain

The news item below relates to a study done at Rocky Mountain Laboratories and released today in the journal Science. This is the same vaccine cited in last Friday’s report in The Lancet about a successful human clinical trial in Guinea.       EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time MEDIA AVAILABILITY Single Dose […]

Governor Bullock to speak at major small business innovation opportunities summit

One of the best learning and networking opportunities in a decade for area entrepreneurs, small technology firms and start-ups will take place in Bozeman on August 17th and 18th. The Greater Yellowstone Regional Entrepreneurship and SBIR/STTR Summit (http://GYRES.mt.gov) is a two-day summit for innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and small business operators to meet with and learn from key leaders […]

Investing in bio-medical research a bipartisan issue

A compelling op-ed piece by Newt Gingrich (Speaker of the House 1995-1999) appeared April 22, 2015, in the New York Times. In a nutshell, the former Speaker of the House makes the case for doubling the budget of the National Institute of Health. He notes that in the highly partisan environment of Washington, D.C., in […]

Call for Applications: Rising Stars Career Development Program

    February 2nd Deadline Rising Stars is a faculty career-development program that provides promising early-stage investigators from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region with a high-quality, targeted, and structured career development package for two years. The package includes components such as research funding up to $15,000, mentoring, peer-to-peer networking, and review services. […]

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