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

Alabama bioscience industry

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

Evonik opens advanced biomaterials facility in Birmingham with expansion

Alabama bioscience industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Evonik announced today that it has successfully commissioned an advanced biomaterials facility in Birmingham that will support global demand for the use of its RESOMER-brand bioresorbable polymers with implantable medical devices and parenteral drug products. The expansion will also allow Germany-based...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BIO Alabama names director as bioscience sector growth is targeted

Alabama bioscience industry

BIO Alabama said today that experienced healthcare executive Sonia Robinson has joined the statewide bioscience trade association as its first full-time executive director, leading efforts within the sector to grow employment, increase research development and expand international trade. “The entire life sciences ecosystem is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team launches bio-focused trade mission to Ireland, U.K.

Alabama bioscience industry

DUBLIN, Ireland – Business leaders and trade specialists from across Alabama are getting an up-close look at the bioscience sector in Ireland and the United Kingdom during a trade mission that seeks to spark new opportunities for nearly a dozen Alabama firms. The Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At BIO convention, Alabama biotech firms show off promising research

Alabama bioscience industry

BOSTON -- Representatives of 10 Alabama biotech firms are attending the world’s largest industry conference this week, hoping to return home with new investments and partnerships to further their groundbreaking research in the state. More than 16,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries...

Written by Dawn Azok

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Alabama bioscience delegation targets connections at BIO convention

Alabama bioscience industry

A high-level delegation from Alabama’s bioscience industry is attending this week’s BIO International Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology conference, to make connections and build relationships that could blossom into new collaborations or investment partnerships. The Alabama delegation at BIO in Boston includes representatives from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Analysis: Alabama bioscience industry’s impact tops $7.3 billion a year

Alabama bioscience industry

Alabama’s multifaceted biosciences industry generates $7.3 billion in economic activity annually while supporting 780 companies and nearly 48,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of Alabama. The comprehensive study underscores the contributions and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Evonik expands Birmingham health care business with 50 new jobs

Alabama bioscience industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Evonik Corp. officials today announced that significant new investments in the company’s Birmingham labs will add extensive manufacturing and R&D capabilities while also creating more than 50 high-paying jobs. Following $50 million in investments over the past four years, the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama bioscience industry

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

Alabama biotech leaders build ties on Europe trade mission

Alabama bioscience industry

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

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