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Alabama’s robust bioscience sector steps into spotlight at BIO Alabama event

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The bioscience industry has a far-reaching influence in communities across Alabama and beyond, a fact that’s been shown most recently in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s researchers and entrepreneurs have stepped up in a major way, with contributions that support diagnostic...

Written by Dawn Azok

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator announces first start-up class

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator announced its first class of startups today – 10 firms from seven states launching an intensive, 13-week endeavor beginning this week. Three of the companies already call Birmingham home. As a group, these startups specialize in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Launchpad funding fuels growth plans for tech startup MOXIE

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The founders of MOXIE, which specializes in cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for industrial companies, say the Birmingham startup is preparing for growth after securing funding in an Alabama Launchpad competition. MOXIE earned a $100,000 seed-stage award in Launchpad’s recent 2020 Cycle 2...

Written by Jerry Underwood

One-of-a-kind culinary science center rising on Auburn University campus

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AUBURN, Alabama – Construction is moving forward on a groundbreaking building on Auburn University’s campus that will become home to a learning environment that blends a luxury boutique hotel, restaurant and food hall. Located at the corner of East Thach Avenue and South College...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers energize efforts to aid search for COVID-19 therapies

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Alabama’s bioscience researchers and organizations have mobilized to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to advance urgent work that could lead to new treatments and vaccines. This includes Birmingham-based TriAltus Bioscience LLC, which developed protein purification technology to support research into a new COVID-19 vaccine...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama connections run strong in NASA picks for moon lander systems

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NASA today selected three U.S. companies to design and develop a human landing system for its return mission to the Moon – and the program stands to have a strong Alabama connection. “With these contract awards, America is moving forward with the final step needed to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024, including the incredible moment when we...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham firm provides high-tech helping hand to companies in COVID-19 crisis

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are wrestling with the challenges of travel bans and social distancing practices, but one Birmingham firm is offering a way to keep business operations going through mobile augmented reality technology. Help Lightning’s high-tech solution allows technicians to remotely...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn engineers repurpose CPAP machines into emergency ventilators

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Auburn University engineers have developed a way to convert CPAP machines into emergency ventilators, a valuable tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The design, called RE-InVENT, is one of several efforts at Auburn to aid healthcare workers in Alabama and beyond. Faculty...

Written by Dawn Azok

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