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LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals of Bozeman, Montana Receives $4.6M NIH Biodefense Challenge Grant for Intranasal Anthrax Vaccine

"Securing this level of a competitive NIH award validates our anthrax vaccine approach and allows us to quickly move forward in our preclinical development,"

Missoula biotech startup, Rocky Mountain Biologicals Inc. looks to go global

The new business will increase the size of Missoula’s budding biotech industry, and that bodes well for the area economy.

University of Montana to Break Ground on New Biomedical Research Building Addition

"It is remarkable, I think, that of the top 20 institutions receiving NIH grants and contracts in 2004, UM is the only one located in a state without a medical school," said Dean David Forbes. "Clearly, our scientists are a serious national — even international — force in the investigation of health issues."

Biotech Companies Seek Location Advantages

Today, 40 states target biotechnology or life sciences for development, and all 50 states have technology-based economic development initiatives that are available to biotechnology companies.

New group promotes biotech in Montana – The Montana Bioscience Alliance

There is the potential for the biotech industry to create hundreds of new jobs, all high-paying, so that does have an economic impact, O’Donnell said.

Sirna’s move clouds Colorado’s biotech scene

Sirna announced it was moving its headquarters to San Francisco because it needed to be closer to investment bankers, venture capitalists and buy-side analysts.

Biotech company, Corixa Corp. looking for money to expand Hamilton operation

"What you’ve got is big for the community and big for Montana, but it also represents what we like about biotech in Montana," Schweitzer said. "You’re one of the wheels of the buggy and we need to keep you on. We’re not going to let you slip away."

Changing Mindset Critical for Arizona Bioscience Success, Study Advises

In synchronizing their resources and priorities with local technology enterprises, they can form the interconnections that foster knowledge transform, collaboration, and support that cannot easily be replicated by other regions.

Bioscience industry could grow in Idaho – Hundreds gather for glimpse of things to come

"Don’t ever assume there is a shortage of capital," Burrill said. "Capital is available for good ideas — your job is to find them."

Where VCs Fear To Tread : Angel investors are filling a critical gap by providing early backing for biotechs

While individuals have always played a key role in funding biotech startups, today’s angels represent a new breed — one that bears striking similarities to venture capitalists.