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October 2005

Welcome to the first issue of Montana BioScience, a quarterly newsletter from the Montana BioScience Alliance designed to serve and connect our state’s biotechnology and biomedical firms, research institutes, hospitals with research and clinical trials capacity, and the very strong life sciences and related engineering presence within our universities. [button url=”http://mtbio.montanawebservices.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/October2005.htm” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View […]

February 2006

This month we’re taking a look at agricultural applications of biotechnology, inspired by a fact of the week from the Progressive Policy Institute: Across the globe, 222 million acres of land are planted with biotech crops, with the US accounting for over half of biotech crop acreage – about 125 million acres. [button url=”http://mtbio.montanawebservices.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/February2006.htm” target=”_blank” […]

May 2006

We’re a few weeks away from the first Montana BioScience Alliance Annual Meeting! The meeting will feature speakers on a range of exciting topics focusing on the future of BioScience in Montana and the entire nation. [button url=”http://mtbio.montanawebservices.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/May2006.htm” target=”_blank” size=”small” style=”limegreen” ]View Newsletter[/button]

September 2006

Thanks to everyone who attended the Montana BioScience Alliance’s first annual meeting! If you haven’t yet looked, please visit our new website, www.montanabio.org. Members, please look in the members only area for special content including access to the Alliance’s blog (members are welcome to post updates and information) and soon, the clinical trials database. If […]

December 2006

Happy holidays to our members and supporters! We’re looking forward to working with you in 2007. Montana State University has made available for license a tolerizing agent for autoimmune, inflammatory and allergic reactions. The fusion protein is effective at extremely low doses to induce antigen-specific host tolerance in oral or nasal applications. A patent is […]

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=”http://mtbio.montanawebservices.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/newsletter-dec-07.htm” […]

April 2008

The Alliance has a new blog! Visit it at http://montanabio.blogspot.com/. 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=”http://mtbio.montanawebservices.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/newsletter-april-08.htm” 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 […]

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