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Care could improve for dialysis patients with development of bionanomatrix gel with $2 million grant

End stage kidney disease affects more than 600,000 people in the United States. A team of physicians and researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and spinoff startup company Endomimetics is looking to improve the care for these patients with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. More ...

NSF grant funds UAH optics major’s research on ultrafast nanophotonics

Thanks to a supplemental grant from the NSF, UAH senior optical engineering major Dane Rich was able to spend the summer conducting research on ultrafast nanophotonics under the supervision of Dr. Lingze Duan.

When Dr. Lingze Duan, associate professor in the Department of ...

iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1M DoD contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics

Huntsville, Ala. — iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1,000,000 Phase II Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics to protect soldiers from biowarfare agents and “superbugs.” Selection was based on achievements during the Phase I project to now continue development and maturation of discovered ...

Diatherix receives the Corporate Innovator of the Year award

... Diatherix is receiving the Corporate Innovator of the Year award in the large company category for its pathogen detection technology, enabling health care providers to determine multiple infection sources and figure out the cause of infection with more precision. See complete article here...
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Auburn to host Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

Local entrepreneurs who have a great product or service to share with the public are in luck: Alabama Launchpad has chosen Auburn as the home of its second regional competition for startups.
The competition, slated to begin this fall, is a result of a partnership among ...

New grant will fund research of biomechanical markers in glaucoma

glaucoma markersThis study may explain why individuals of African descent are at the greatest risk of developing glaucoma.Massimo A. Fazio, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology, and Christopher A. Girkin M.D., have received a four-year, $2.55 million R01 ...

BioAlabama Member Reaches Top 6 in Alabama Launchpad Competition

Logo - Blondin BioAlabama Member, Blondin, made it to the final 6 contestants in the Alabama Launchpad competition. Start-up entrepreneurs were competing for $300,000 in prize money. Blondin was the only competitor representing the biotechnology industry. Click here to read the full story at
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Story of Discovery

Photo- Mary Claire KingWorld-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., known for discovering the BRCA1 gene mutation and its linkage to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, will present her story of discovery at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Tie the Ribbons luncheon this November.The Tie the Ribbons event ...
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Dr. Michael Chambers Elected Chairman of ProUroCare Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that current director Dr. Michael Chambers, JD, Ph.D., has been named Chairman of its Board of Directors. Dr. Chambers assumes the Chairmanship role from Rick Carlson, ProUroCare’s CEO, who will continue to serve as CEO and Director.

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DiscoveryBioMed Wins Awards

DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. was awarded the 2012 Technology/Biotechnology Business of the Year award by the Birmingham Business Alliance at their annual Small Business Awards celebration. The company also won an Alabama International Business Award from the Birmingham International Center.

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