When it comes to moving things forward…faster a personal touch is always a key ingredient. Last week at AZBio we saw many examples of that as our team, our leadership, our strategic partners and our members all came together to work on key projects. Continue reading
In an industry like ours, doing things in the right order matters. It does not matter of you are working in the lab, biz dev or the front office. When you forget to put first things first you might not get the outcome you expect…or need.
At AZBio we have been investing our time in research. For us that means getting out of the office and into the community to talk to Members, create opportunities to connect and to listen to what they have to say. Whether we are are in one-on-one visits to Members and their companies, meetings at the GPEC, The Desert Angels or BCLSA or hanging out with the AZBio Gang at Beer and Bio, we’ve been asking questions and gathering data on what you, our members want and need. So far this research has led to some new developments and there are a lot more coming, Here are FIVE important things you said…Continue reading
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States, have several funding opportunities available to small businesses and research institutions. Below are details for the funding opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:
The 2011 Omnibus Solicitation is an investigator-initiated grant funding opportunity that enables small businesses to apply for funding across a wide range of cancer related topic areas. U.S. small businesses with the research capabilities and technological expertise described in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications for the identified topics. The next deadline for receipt of NCI SBIR & STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011.Continue reading
BIO 2011 is just around the corner! June 27-30, 2011 in Washington, DC.
The Annual BIO International Convention is the world’s largest biotechnology gathering. Over 15,000 biotechnology, life science and industry professionals from around the world will gather to highlight the future of biotechnology at the BIO 2011 Annual International Convention in Washington D.C. from June 27 – 30, 2011.Continue reading
Here’s and update on SBIR and STTR from our friends at BIO in DC.
“Last week the cloture vote to move the SBIR bill toward final passage in the Senate failed and unfortunately the Senate is currently at an impasse.
When I was a young girl, Marie Curie was one of my heroes. There was something about the story of a young girl who was fascinated with science and math and who went on to change the world that captured my imagination and the imagination of millions of other young people like me over the years. She was a Healthcare Hero!Continue reading
Students and Faculty on the biosciences – did you know that the same federal agencies (like DOD, NIH and NSF) that funded your initial research may provide you with grants of up to $100,000 (phase 1) and $1 million (phase 2) to commercialize that very same research under the $2.5 billion federal SBIR program awarded annually. The federal government desperately needs entrepreneurial researchers to create jobs over the next ten years to solve the country’s economic problems, and will support those researchers that show they can do it with SBIR funding (and other new major research commercialization programs now under consideration by the federal government). Researchers who can commercialize research are in great demand.
Are they looking for you?Continue reading