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HudsonAlpha associate company iCubate® earns FDA clearance for innovative bloodstream infection detection test

iCubate’s “ARM-PCR” technology, integrated platform and initial assay now available for United States Clinical Laboratories Huntsville, Ala. – iCubate®, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company located on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, announced today that it has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
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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 ...

Cancer researchers at Southern Research pursue new immunotherapy drug approach

Southern Research scientists are targeting a mechanism used by tumor cells to disarm the human immune system as they work to develop a new drug that’s effective against multiple forms of cancer and easy to administer as a pill. The Southern Research team is building on a successful strategy in immunotherapy – prevent a protein from ...
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UAB spinoff scores key European patent in cancer fight

A novel approach to fighting cancer being developed in Birmingham that is in a preclinical phase has received a European patent.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have partnered to create biopharmaceutical company Incysus Ltd.

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HudsonAlpha kicks off BioTrain today!

BioTrain-Logo1 Today HudsonAlpha launched BioTrain 2017.   The BioTrain Internship program offers students the opportunity to connect classwork with real‐world job experience and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers in biotechnology and related fields. Summer internships are available for undergraduate through master’s level graduate students, providing ...
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Innovation Depot firm, BioGX, expands to Netherlands

BioGX, a developer and manufacturer of molecular diagnostics CE-IVD tests, has announced the establishment of European operations based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Biotech firm Blondin to collaborate on breast cancer research project in Finland

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A key executive for Blondin Bioscience LLC is a collaborator on a prestigious grant awarded by the Academy of Finland that will aid in the study of breast cancer therapies.

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Southern Research initiates intensive TrainSafe biosafety training program

Southern Research is launching a new biosafety training center as the centerpiece of an advanced program called TrainSafe to teach health care workers and laboratory staff how to protect themselves against pathogens responsible for serious infectious diseases.

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Soluble Therapeutics Acquires Dilyx Biotechnologies

Soluble Therapeutics Acquires Dilyx Biotechnologies