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  • 16 Apr 2019 7:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Alabama is well represented in this newest field of medical research. Perhaps more promising than the genome is the new frontier of the microbiome — your gut microbes and “all of the bugs that are living in symbiotic relationship with us.”  Read Full Article Here.

  • 15 Apr 2019 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "In a little more than a generation, Alabama has emerged as a powerhouse in automotive manufacturing. The state is home to assembly plants operated by Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai, as well as a Toyota engine plant..."  Read Full Article Here

  • 27 Mar 2019 7:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "By any measure, it is remarkable growth.  In the past five years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine has climbed 10 places on the National Institutes of Healthresearch funding rankings, from 31 in the nation to 21. Total NIH funding during that period rose from $133,264,288 in 2013 to $234,390,799 in 2018. The story of how Alabama’s flagship medical school came to be standing on the doorstep of the 20 top-funded schools in the nation is one of commitment, vision and hard work"

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  • 25 Mar 2019 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking applicants for its small business funding opportunities through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NCATS offers annual funding for the development of innovative tools, technologies and intervention (drug, device, diagnostic) platforms that would support the creation of novel therapeutics. 

    NCATS has released a new SBIR contract solicitation to support small businesses interested in developing innovative health technologies. The standard deadlines to submit an application for open NCATS SBIR and STTR Omnibus Solicitation are April 5, 2019; September 5, 2019; and January 5, 2020.

    For more information about NCATS, its SBIR and STTR programs, and upcoming funding opportunities, visit the Small Business Opportunities page. If you have general questions about the NCATS SBIR and STTR program or want to discuss potential project ideas and related questions, email NCATS-SBIRSTTR@mail.nih.gov


  • 13 Dec 2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year saw a renewed focus on the bioscience sector in Alabama – an industry that stretches to nearly every corner of the state. It was identified by local and state economic development groups as an area where the state is poised to grow.

    At the Economic Development Association of Alabama Winter Conference in February, Peggy Sammon, Chairman for BioAlabama, said the industry organization was ready to take the lead role in making that growth happen. To kick off their efforts, the group issued an impact study.

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  • 20 Nov 2018 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The word “biotech” might evoke images of lab coats and petri dishes and, while that is certainly part of the story, BIO Alabama wants to make sure it isn’t the entire story.

    A new video with amped-up music and images that cut across a wide swath of the important industry aims to frame biotech differently in the state.

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  • 1 Nov 2018 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed a partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance to reach underserved people who are most at-risk for lung cancer. 

    A three-year, $1.6 million grant from the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation will establish the Alabama Lung Cancer Awareness, Screening and Education program, which aims to address the racial and socioeconomic disparities in lung cancer, which are predominant in Alabama and the South.

    The ALCASE program will combine the Lung Cancer Alliance’s expertise in lung cancer screening and will expand the cancer center's Deep South Network Community Health Advisor model to decrease lung cancer diagnoses. The purpose of the overall program will be to increase participation and increase screenings by providing community-based support to local health care facilities

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  • 22 Aug 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    Southeast BIO is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 SEBIO Awards. These annual awards honor healthcare and life sciences organizations in the Southeast US whose achievements are bringing the region into focus as a hub of medical and technological innovation.

    This year we will recognize companies from five categories, each representing a corporate or financial milestone. We will also recognize an individual with our customary Lifetime Achievement Award, reserved for passionate leaders who have made significant contributions to the life sciences industry in the Southeast.

    The catergories are: 

    • INITIAL FUNDING: Initial equity financing of less than $1 million
    • VENTURE FUNDING: Equity financing of greater than $1 million
    • STRATEGIC INVESTMENT: Strategic investment in award company by a peer
    • STRATEGIC ACQUISITION: Material acquisition of an award company or by an award company
    • INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING: Initial securities offering to the public

    Recipients will be invited to accept their awards and briefly discuss their successes on the main stage at the Southeast Bio Investor & Partnering Forum on November 13 & 14 in Atlanta, GA. Winners will also be featured in the conference materials and website.

    Join us in celebrating those who have created lasting value for our region by nominating them - or yourself! - for this special recognition. Eligible companies are those who have achieved the category milestone since November 1, 2017 and who have headquarters or substantial operations in the Southeast US.


    The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 17 at noon ET. Please submit nominations to Evan McClure MD or by clicking here. For additional information, contact David L. Day, Executive Director of SEBIO here.


    About SEBIO
    Southeast BIO (SEBIO) is a regional non-profit organization that fosters the growth of the life sciences industry in the Southeastern United States through efforts that promote entrepreneurship and bring together the key players active in the development of the industry. SEBIO's geographic footprint includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. We focus on key industries within the life sciences, including: bio/pharma, medical devices and technology, agricultural biotechnology, animal health, bioinformatics, and biomaterials.

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  • 15 Aug 2018 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Bio Brouhaha is back, and better than ever. Again we will meet other members of Birmingham's life sciences community over refreshments in an informal setting. On August 23, from 5:30-7:30 PM, as part of the Brouhaha "THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD" series, we will convene at Innovation Depot, home to numerous highly dynamic life science startups. 

    They include companies offering medical diagnostics, fermented foods, cell lines, medical devices, regenerative medicine, and proteomics (just to name a few). Many thanks to Innovation Depot, Bradley Arant, and BIO Alabama for their support!  We look forward to seeing you there.

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