Life Science Company and Industry News Briefs

Key Funding Bolsters U of Minnesota Life Science Market

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Dec 11, 2015

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is home to researchers who are supported by nearly $.5 billion annually, and keep their labs stocked with quality lab supplies and the latest technology.

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Tags: Minnesota, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Research Funding, MN, UMinn, NIH funding, Midwest Region, Twin Cities, 2016, best lab supply tradeshows, best science tradeshows, BioResearch Product Faire™

Congratulations to the May, 2015 5 Star Award Winners

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jul 10, 2015

May was a busy month for both lab supply companies and life science researchers. Eight BioResearch Product Faire™ Events took place across the East Coast and in Minnesota, supplying dozens of laboratory supply companies with the chance to meet face-to-face with hundreds of life science researchers on-campus. 

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Tags: UPenn, 5-Star Winners, 5-Star Program, 2015, UMDBalt, Geotwn, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, Duke, UMinn, RMN, ThomJeff, Rutgers

Minneapolis Researchers Invited to 5/20/15 BioResearch Product Faire™ Event

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Life science researchers at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis are invited to attend the 15th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event coming up on May 20, 2015. This event provides researchers, PI's, lab managers, professors, post docs, grad students, purchasing agents, and other lab staff with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with sales reps in a professional and friendly environment. Instead of traveling door-to-door and interrupting your work, sales reps from different companies will be in one room, making it convenient for you to speak with them on your own time.

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Tags: Midwest, University of Minnesota, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Minneapolis, MN, UMinn, researchers invited

Attend Premier Biotech Events at Top-20 NIH Funded Research Institutions

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Every year, over $30 billion in research funding is distributed by the National Institutes of Health to medical institutions, universities and learning centers around the globe.

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Tags: UPenn, WUSTL, Duke University, UPITT, UW Madison, 2015, MSSM, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UCLA, Research Funding, UCSF, UMich, UMinn, NIH funding, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event

Researchers from UMinn Developed A Simple Test for Tumors

Posted by Anita Zhang on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Researchers from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have been working with a team of researchers led by Professor Sangeeta Bhatia from MIT to successfully develop a novel approach to diagnostic testing for non-communicable diseases, such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

The traditional diagnostic tests for cancers or cardiovascular diseases are stressful, time-consuming and expensive because these tests lack of reliable and easily detected biomarkers that signal the presence of diseases or conditions.

The groundbreaking diagnostic test that was developed by the researchers at the University of Minnesota has only two steps. After an injection of iron nanoparticles, a urine test that uses paper strips, which look like those found in a home pregnancy kit, will be used for detecting the biomarkers for the cancer or other condition.

Researchers found that both tumors and clots contain elevated levels of certain enzymes. In clots, the enzyme thrombin is elevated and cleaves a protein in order to release the “building block” molecule of clots; in tumors, a certain type of “protease” enzyme is elevated and cleaves a different protein that acts like a mini-machete to help release cancerous cells into the bloodstream.

Researchers combined two molecules into the iron nanoparticles, which would act as a “messager” to tumors and clots. One molecular was a synthetic analog of the protein or the enzyme of tumors and clots. Connected to it was the second synthetic detecting molecule, which would be set free to signal the presence of tumors or clots and would end up in the urine.

After injecting the iron nanoparticles into the mice, the researchers collected their urine and exposed it to strips of nitrocellulose paper coated with antibodies. As the urine flowed along a strip, it encountered strips containing antibodies that recognized tags associated with the second molecule. If any strip became visible, it meant tumors or clots were present.

This novel approach of diagnosis of tumor or cardiovascular disease gives doctors an advantage to diagnose easily and earlier. It is also a cost-effective way for patients to spare them from an expensive MRI.

Many of the materials in this diagnostic test, including iron nanoparticles, have been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has been planning to perform clinical trials and commercialize the technology.

These cutting edge research programs make the University of Minnesota one of the leading research institutions in the nation. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are eagerly looking for the newest products and technologies to fully develop their research. Over the past five years, inventions from the University of Minnesota researchers have generated nearly $274 million in revenue for the state of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities is also a richly funded marketplace. The University has received 606 grants and awards of over $263 million from the National Institute of Health in 2013 in addtion of 179 grants of $67 million as of April 24th 2014.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. helps laboratory supply companies to get their products and technologies into the UMinn’s laboratory by providing an opportunity to gather lab supply companies and researchers together at the UMinn Twin Cities BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. The next event will be held on May 20th 2014.

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Tags: 2014, cancer research, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, UMinn

$84 Million New Building Dedicated to UMinn Twin Cities Campus

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

This month the University of Minnesota is opening a new state-of-the-art research building on Twin Cities campus. The new Physics and Nanotechnology Building will house the University College of Science and Engineering’s School of Physics and Astronomy as well as the Minnesota Nanotechnology Center.

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Tags: 2014, University of Minnesota, UMinn, research facilities

Increase Midwest Sales Next Quarter

Posted by Amanda Caudill on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Meet Midwest researchers on their schedule and on their home turf to establish long-term relationships crucial to sales success in this market sector, by participating in Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Midwest trade shows.

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Tags: WashU, UWiscRP, UWisc, MSU, UCinci, UMich, UMinn, OhStu, UMinnSP, RMN, UIChgo

Increase Lab Sales Leads at Minneapolis BioResearch Product Faire™

Posted by Morgan Imel on Fri, Dec 27, 2013

Lab supply companies interested in increasing lab sales leads and marketing life science products in the Minnesota academic marketplace may be interested in our 2014 Minneapolis BioResearch Product Faire™. This 14th Annual event hosted by Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. will take place on May 20th, 2014. At our Minneapolis BioResearch Product Faire™, lab suppliers can network with researchers face-to-face on campus at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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Tags: 2014, Midwest, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, UMinn, lab sales leads

Minnesota Life Science Event Information Resource

Posted by Morgan Imel on Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Lab supply companies looking to increase sales in the Minnesota academic marketplace can benefit from the following information about life science markets at leading research universities in the state. The following information about these Minnesota markets is provided by Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.

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Tags: 2014, Midwest, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Rochester, Mayo Clinic, UMinn, UMinnSP

Lab Suppliers: Network with Researchers at Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.'s 2014 St. Paul Event

Posted by Morgan Imel on Thu, Dec 05, 2013

Lab suppliers have the opportunity to exhibit at Biotechnology Calendar Inc.’s 6th Annual St. Paul Front Line Event™ on May 21st, 2014. This event, held on campus at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, allows lab suppliers to interact face-to-face with life science researchers on campus. This is a great opportunity for life science lab suppliers to increase sales and brand exposure by networking with receptive researchers.

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Tags: 2014, Midwest, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, UMinn, UMinnSP

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