Conversant Bio Accepting Application for Biobank Financial Sustainability Grant

January 15, 2015

HudsonAlpha Associate Company Sponsors $50,000 Grant Opportunity Huntsville, Ala. — Conversant Bio, a global leader in supplying the highest-quality human tissue and viable cell samples to the top U.S. Bio Pharmas and Biotechs to advance research, today announced it is sponsoring a grant to advance understanding of financial sustainability in the […]

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iCubate® conducting clinical studies on test to detect deadly bacteria

January 14, 2015

Huntsville, Ala. — iCubate® Inc. announced today that it has begun clinical studies for the company’s first product for clinical diagnostic use. iCubate® will seek FDA clearance as an in-vitro diagnostic test to be used for the identification and detection of Gram-positive bacteria, which are the most common cause of […]

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HudsonAlpha scientists discover new biomarkers for kidney cancer

January 5, 2015

Novel method may lead to earlier detection of renal cell carcinoma Huntsville, Ala. — Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have discovered new “biomarkers” that are very strong predictors of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.  These markers are a set of about […]

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Dr. Richard Myers Reflects on Anniversary of Alta Summit

December 18, 2014

Thirty years ago, in December, 1984, Richard Myers was battling a nasty case of altitude sickness. At the time a young postdoctoral scholar, Myers, joined 18 other researchers at a gathering 8,500 feet above sea level, at the Alta ski resort near Salt Lake City, Utah. The weather outside was stormy, […]

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HudsonAlpha associate company receives second research contract from FDA

December 18, 2014

Innovative research will support tools for the detection of potential biodefense agents Huntsville, Ala. — Diatherix Laboratories, Inc., has been awarded a federal contract to continue its groundbreaking work in the development of research methodologies designed to support the development of diagnostic tools to detect certain low prevalence pathogens. The […]

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HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system

December 12, 2014

Technology will quadruple HudsonAlpha’s DNA sequencing capacity to help genomic information reach thousands of patients Huntsville, Ala. — December 12, 2014 — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology today announced it has purchased the HiSeq X Ten sequencing system manufactured by Illumina, Inc. (NASDQ: ILMN). The technology will enable HudsonAlpha to produce and analyze […]

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HudsonAlpha announces $500,000 raised for Breakthrough Breast Cancer Fund

November 17, 2014

Proceeds will help hire a breast and ovarian cancer researcher Huntsville, Ala. — The HudsonAlpha Breakthrough Breast/Ovarian Cancer Fund raised more than $300,000 and will receive a $250,000 match from the Lonnie McMillian Inspiring Excellence endowment fund, leaders announced Monday. The announcement was made at the Institute’s annual Tie the […]

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World-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King delivers address at HudsonAlpha

November 17, 2014

King advocates BRCA gene testing for women 30 years old and older, challenges Huntsville to lead the way Huntsville, Ala. —World-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., known for discovering the BRCA1 gene and its link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, told nearly 1,000 people in Huntsville today that she wants […]

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HudsonAlpha Analyzing Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Samples from Space

October 28, 2014

New research into the effectiveness of antibiotics in space may also help scientists determine how to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria here on Earth Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Lab will soon be analyzing samples of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that returned from space this […]

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HudsonAlpha and NACEE team up for after school program

October 27, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. – The Educational Outreach team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is partnering with the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence on a new after school program to equip students with the skills and knowledge essential to the future science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce. Launching Aspiring Biotechnology […]

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