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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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Birmingham biotech company wins National Institutes of Health $1 million grant

Birmingham biotech company wins National Institutes of Health $1 million grant

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes iCubate for Developing the New Gold Standard Instrument in the PCR Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — March 22, 2012 — Based on its recent analysis of new products within the life sciences market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes iCubate with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation. iCubate has developed the new version of a “gold standard” polymerase chain reaction (PCR) instrument. The revolutionary ...
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