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March 2007

Spring is here, and we’re already bustling with activity. After a successful February legislative recption in Helena, we’re gearing up for a panel at the April Economic Development Summit in Butte, and the annual meeting (which will be in July). More information about the Summit – and some of Senator Baucus’s recent accomplishments for Montana’s […]

August 2007

Our next roundtable will be October 18, in Missoula, in conjunction with the grand opening of the new GlaxoSmithKline facility. We’ll send more details as they are finalized.Montana Bioscience Alliance board member Gary Christianson recently resigned from GlaxoSmithKline to become COO of Biomira, a Washington State-based company which develops therapeutic products for cancer treatment. Although […]

December 2007

GlaxoSmithKline’s Hamilton, MT manufacturing plant expansion had its grand opening on October 18, 2007. The $137 million, 130,000-square-foot facility produces the MPL adjuvant as part of the research and production of a vaccine for human papillomavirus called Cervarix. More than 130 new positions have been filled at the facility so far this year. [button url=”” […]

April 2008

The Alliance has a new blog! Visit it at We’ll be posting newsflashes and information, including legislative items, regularly. If you have suggestions for topics, email us.We’ve also added a “classifieds” section in the newsletter. You’ll find it after the events calendar. [button url=”” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View Newsletter[/button]

August 2008

Thanks to everyone who attended our annual conference! I heard a lot of positive comments about the program, and there were some great connections made. Another exciting networking opportunity is coming up, this one in Minneapolis. On September 13th, the Montana State Bobcats are playing football against the University of Minnesota at the Minneapolis Metrodome. […]

January 2009

Patricia Weber, formerly of the International Heart Institute in Missoula, has taken a new position with the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center. The SBIR Development Center is a newly created division at the NCI that manages more than $100 million in technology projects within the small business community to accelerate […]

March 2009

Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena was pleased to welcome three new key staff members to its Genetics Department recently: Tom Dennis, Ph.D., is the new director of cytogenetics in Shodair’s cytogenetics laboratory. Dr. Dennis earned his doctorate in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1999. Three years later, he […]

June 2009

Summer is here! Please welcome our Montana Bioscience Alliance Intern: Shaun Hoover. Shaun is a senior at Montana State University- Billings. He will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. He has already mastered the website and the newsletter for the Montana BioScience Alliance. […]

September 2009

Fall is here and Montana is a happening place! Please welcome our newest member: Leslie Rosedahl Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America 950 F. Street N.W., Washington D.C. 2004 . Also, Don’t forget to register for the Bio International Convention in Chicago, IL! [button url=”” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View Newsletter[/button]

November 2009

Happy Holidays from the Montana BioScience Alliance! Please Welcome our newest member: Megan Harrington Montana World Trade Center Missoula, Mt. [button url=”” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View Newsletter[/button]

February 2010

Many thanks to Shaun Hoover for his hard work in putting this newsletter together. In Billings it seems like winter will never end. However, spring is on its way and there are lots of exciting opportunities for 2010. The Montana BioScience Alliance is now 5 years old and looking forward to an innovative year. [button […]

May 2010

Welcome to the May newsletter! Ironically, winter is finally over just as Montana’s BioScience industry is heating up. Beginning with the Bio International Convention, spring 2010 is going to be filled with excitement and opportunity. [button url=”” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View Newsletter[/button]

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