Families establish Institute’s first named research funds to study neurological disorders, ALS

March 30, 2015

Named funds combine donors’ passions with scientists’ work Huntsville, Ala. — Two Huntsville families are furthering specific areas of research at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in honor and in memory of family members, some of whom struggled with very diseases HudsonAlpha is studying. Named funds at HudsonAlpha can be […]

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Conversant Bio Awards Aurora Health Care $50,000 Grant

March 24, 2015

Award to Help Further Enhance the Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center Huntsville, Ala. (March 24, 2015) – Conversant Bio today announced that it has awarded Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care a $50,000 grant to help further enhance its Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center (BSRC), located at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. The award […]

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HudsonAlpha educator elected president of Alabama Science Teachers Association

March 13, 2015

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Education Specialist Madelene Loftin is the new president of the Alabama Science Teachers Association. The Alabama Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is a professional organization promoting excellence and innovation in science education. Loftin, along with Vice President for Educational Outreach Neil Lamb, Ph.D., and team members Michele Morris, […]

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BioAlabama hosts “Legislative Day” in state capital

March 11, 2015

State biotechnology association connects members with legislators, leaders in Alabama life sciences MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The state’s biotechnology advocacy group, BioAlabama, hosted “Legislative Day” Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. The purpose of the day was to connect statewide BioAlabama members with legislators and leaders in the Alabama life science community. The overall […]

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UAH College of Business Administration, HudsonAlpha to sponsor Spring Entrepreneurs Roundtable

March 10, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Business Administration and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will co-sponsor the Spring 2015 Entrepreneurs Roundtable Monday, March 16. The roundtable will feature three recognized life science entrepreneurs who will come together on the UAH campus for a candid, engaging […]

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Foresight Biosciences moving research discoveries to market

February 24, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Foresight Biosciences, an associate company at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, announces its enzymes and assay kits are now available to the glycobiology and pharmaceutical research markets. “Much of the available technology has not been optimized for studying the biology of sugars and sugar polymers,” said Randall […]

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New ALS Gene and Signaling Pathways Identified

February 19, 2015

Findings point to potential therapeutic targets  HUNTSVILLE, Ala., CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and NEW YORK — February 19, 2015 — Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, an international consortium that includes scientists and clinicians from HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) has identified a new gene […]

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Faculty Investigator develops method to capture large, contiguous blocks of genome for sequencing

February 2, 2015

Faculty Investigator Devin Absher, Ph.D., took a new procedure, which he developed, that can capture large, contiguous blocks of the genome for sequencing applications, and turned it into one of HudsonAlpha’s newest associate companies. The development of the procedure was the subject of the paper “Targeted Sequencing of Large Genomic […]

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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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