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UAB students’ research work takes flight with drone technology

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Drones are quickly becoming a prolific part of modern society, and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are doing cutting-edge research involving the flying machines. Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences,

Written by Dawn Azok

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

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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. Dr. Katri Selander, founder and chief scientific officer of the Birmingham-based...

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne gives $1M for UAH Space Science Chair

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today it will fund a $1 million endowment to establish the Aerojet Rocketdyne Chair in Space Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). "Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be able to partner with the University of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey announces creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile

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MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced plans today to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama biotech leaders build ties on Europe trade mission

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COPENHAGEN – Leaders in Alabama’s life sciences industry have arrived in Denmark for the second leg of a trade mission aimed at seeking new markets in Europe for their products and encouraging new investment in the state sector. The 22-member delegation, which includes representatives...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team seeks new life sciences markets in Europe

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BERLIN -- Alabama business and community leaders are in Europe this week, seeking new market opportunities for the state’s growing bioscience industry in the countries of Germany and Denmark. The 22-member delegation also is promoting the cutting-edge developments happening at research centers from Huntsville...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Depot building ‘critical mass’ in Birmingham tech district

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Innovation Depot, a thriving downtown Birmingham business incubator, saw 17 companies graduate last year, a record number. Their wings didn’t take them far away – most of them located nearly, contributing momentum to the city’s growing innovation ecosystem. Innovation Depot CEO Devon Laney told...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

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The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Florence culinary incubator stirs entrepreneurship dreams

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FLORENCE, Alabama – Entrepreneurs looking to break into the highly competitive food industry have found invaluable tools and support in northwest Alabama. The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups...

Written by Dawn Azok

Tuskegee researchers’ discovery could protect food supply

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Researchers at Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded a patent for a faster and more efficient way to detect live bacteria that could contaminate the nation’s food supply. U.S Patent No. 9434976 was issued for the rapid and...

Written by Dawn Azok

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