South Dakota Biotech announces annual awards, board members


South Dakota Biotech, the state affiliate of the Biotech Industry Organization, has honored two key leaders in advancing the state’s biotech industry with its sixth annual awards for excellence.
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Aquaculture expert to share insight at biotech summit

His decades-long biotech career in crop science has brought Phil Kerr to the forefront of one of his industry’s fastest-growing fields: aquaculture.
Kerr will share his experiences and industry outlook at the Oct. 8 South Dakota Biotech Summit.
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South Dakota Biotech Breakthrough Summit 2019

Join us for BREAKTHOUGH! the 2019 South Dakota Biotech Summit & Awards.

Learn about the amazing breakthroughs happening all around us, from human and animal health to agriculture. And collaborate on how we can continue breaking through the barriers of deploying these new technologies to heal, fuel and feed a growing world.

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Perfect match: Biology and business major helps support biotech association

She has generated industry data for state leaders, built relationships with biotech businesses and helped represent South Dakota at an international bioscience event. And she’s still in college.

 
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Sanford cancer researcher earns $1.9M grant

Dr. Michael Kareta talks stem cells and cancer, plus more Sanford Research news
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OmegaQuant Makes the 2019 Inc. 5000 List

OmegaQuant has earned a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, which features the fastest-growing private companies in America. Growing 177% in a three-year period, the company offers evidence-based nutritional status tests to researchers, health practitioners, and consumers, with a focus on fatty acids.
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Biotech firm rebrands with focus on cutting-edge industry services

Nelson Engineering Inc. is now Nelson Baker Biotech Inc., which brands itself as an innovative engineering, procurement and construction firm in the industrial biotech space.
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Join us in Iowa at the BIO World Congress!

We have an awesome event lined up featuring the latest in I&E and Food and Ag Tech including super sessions, 30 start-up pitches, action-packed exhibit floor, and more networking events than ever!

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2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report


The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) released the 2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report June 5, 2018 at the BIO International Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts June 4-7. The report provides a national snapshot of the current and anticipated talent needs of the nation’s dynamic life science industry.
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POET CEO receives Global Bioeconomy Leadership Award

POET CEO Jeff Broin received the Global Bioeconomy Leadership Award for his vision and leadership in pioneering new technology and building his company into the largest biofuel producer in the world.
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Under-the-radar research takes POET from the lab to the plant with big mission in mind

It would be understandable, but not entirely correct, to think of POET as an energy company.
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Biotech leader previews big industry events, new communication tool

South Dakota’s biotech industry is having another big year, and in the coming months, one of its key leaders will be telling the state’s story at major international events.
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Startup Sioux Falls Features SD Biotech

SD Biotech executive director Joni Johnson visited with Andrea Van Essen of Startup Sioux Falls.

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Biotech Breakfast Recap

On March 23 we invited you to a breakfast of networking and special presentation.
Read More to download featured speaker Lieutenant Renu Lal's presentation, and more.

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Biotech startup secures $3.1M investment to support breast cancer detection technology

Inanovate Inc., a life science company specializing in the development of blood tests for cancer and autoimmune diseases, has secured an initial closing of $3.1 million in its latest financing round.

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Biotech company a finalist to become ‘Buzz of BIO’

A Sioux Falls biotech startup is one of 20 finalists to become the “Buzz of BIO” at the international organization’s June convention.

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Biotech startup Nanopareil announces big new investment

South Dakota biotech startup Nanopareil LLC is closing an approximately $1 million investment round to help bring its technology to market.

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Biotech industry marks big year in South Dakota

From research breakthroughs to major investments and newcomers to the industry to next steps for existing companies, the bioscience industry has much to celebrate in 2018.

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Biotech leader: ‘2018 was among our biggest years ever’

When the bioscience industry looks back at 2018, it easily could represent a turning point for South Dakota.

As executive director of South Dakota Biotech, Joni Johnson sits at the center of an industry that she says is entering its next stage of growth.

We sat down with her to learn her outlook for 2019 and beyond.

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