Biotech mixer to be held at genetics center

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Get a look inside the Avera Institute for Human Genetics at a mixer Feb. 15 organized by South Dakota Biotech.

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The institute, at 3720 W. 69th St., is a state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory with the capability to undertake a wide range of projects from small-scale pilot candidate gene projects to large-scale high throughput genome-wide association studies on tens of thousands of samples.


“If you’ve never been inside the institute, or haven’t visited lately, you will be amazed at the developments occurring in our own backyard,” said Joni Johnson, executive director of South Dakota Biotech.


Avera leadership will share information on current research projects and provide a tour of the institute.


“This kind of behind-the-scenes access combined with the outstanding networking that always occurs at our mixers makes this an event not to miss,” Johnson added.


The mixer is from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and open to anyone in the business community.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new professionals, network and learn,” Johnson said. “In South Dakota, biotech has a big potential reach. So even if your business isn’t directly involved today, you likely can benefit from attending events such as our mixers.”


The event is free for association members. The cost is $25 for non-members. Food will be served, and beverages will be available. 


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South Dakota Biotech is the state affiliate of the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO), the worlds largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations. Formed in 2006, this non-profit organization is dedicated to developing biotechnology through expanding research, advocacy, funding, education, infrastructure development and promotion. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Biotech strives to create an expansive bio-based economy in all areas of the life sciences including Human Health, Food and Agriculture and Renewable Energy Biotechnology to drive innovation to feed, fuel, and heal the world. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Joni Johnson, executive director

South Dakota Biotech 
2329 N. Career Avenue, Ste. 115
Sioux Falls, SD 57107