October Bio Business Solutions Spotlight: PSC Biotech Corporation


SD Biotech Members Save with BIO Business Solutions. Bio negotiates significant volume-based discounts, favorable terms, and other benefits on products and services with industry leading suppliers on behalf of BIO members and the members of state and regional biotech associations.
 
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October 3rd, 2022

SD Biotech Members SAVE!

BIO Business Solutions offer Moving & Relocation Benefits for BIO Members with United Van Lines.
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September 21st, 2022

2022 SD Biotech Summit Schedule And Speakers

The SD Biotech Summit will bring together national, regional and local thought leaders who will provide insights that will impact all of our futures.
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September 21st, 2022

Biotech Mixer

Catch up with SD Biotech members and biotech colleagues.
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September 20th, 2022

Allergy-friendly baking mix business expands into retail sales

South Dakota Biotech Fast Launch helps launch allergy-friendly retail business.
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September 20th, 2022

Aviation fuel producer breaks ground on massive S.D. project

Colorado-based Gevo Inc. officially has started work on a massive project in Lake Preston estimated at more than $1 billion that will produce sustainable aviation fuel.
 
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September 20th, 2022

2022 SD Biotech Summit

The 2022 SD Bio Summit returns in-person to Brookings next month! Join us to explore

“IMPACTS" and learn how breakthroughs in biotech innovations are transforming our world.
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September 20th, 2022

September Bio Business Solutions Spotlight: Nikon

Nikon is a market leader in optics instrumentation and the only microscope company to manufacture its own glass, ensuring the very finest quality assurance throughout production.
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September 1st, 2022

Welcome New Member: CBS Bio Platforms Inc.

CBS Bio Platforms Inc. is an innovation-focused company that researches, develops and manufactures a wide range of products used in feed, food, industrial and environmental applications.
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August 8th, 2022

Avera joins health intelligence company to advance genetics-driven cancer treatment

The difference between looking at some genes involved in fighting cancer versus every gene involved in fighting cancer can be life-changing for the patient involved.
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July 13th, 2022

Ag biotech leader helps startups from Sioux Falls

Mark Stowers’ career has taken him across the globe, through South Dakota and back again. The C-suite adviser in agriculture, bioproducts and bioenergy has worked across five continents and now is based in Sioux Falls...
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July 7th, 2022

DEPSCoR DoD Day

The University of South Dakota will host DEPSCoR DoD Day, presented by the Department of Defense, on July 19, 2022. The DEPSCoR Day will include overviews of basic research opportunities within the DoD...
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June 18th, 2022

SBIR AND STTR FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

SBIR and STTR grant funding opportunities offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain non-dilutive funding for early-stage research and development. Applications are accepted three times a year.
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June 10th, 2022

SD Biotech Member In The News

The success of Prairie AquaTech, a company serving the aquaculture industry from the landlocked state of South Dakota, shows the potential to support the industry here, said Joni Ekstrum, executive director of South Dakota Biotech.
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May 27th, 2022

SD Bio Board President Steve Lewis awarded the Charles D. Scott Award

CONGRATS to our Board President Steve Lewis!
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May 9th, 2022

2022 SD Biotech Summit

October 11, 2022 • Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD

The SD Biotech Summit will bring together national, regional and local thought leaders who will provide insights that will impact all of our futures.
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May 2nd, 2022

SDSU granted $11M for biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded South Dakota State University nearly $11 million to do biomedical research.
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April 11th, 2022

S.D. Biotech leader looks toward post-COVID future with industry positioned for growth

Looking toward the future is part of Ekstrum’s role as the leader of South Dakota Biotech, the state affiliate of the international BIO organization
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March 24th, 2022

Join us for our first Biotech Breakfast of 2022 as we welcome Patti Bell of Principal with tips for understanding your business's value.

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March 9th, 2022

2021 THE YEAR IN REVIEW


After year of milestones, biotech businesses anticipate big 2022.
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February 7th, 2022

After year of milestones, biotech businesses anticipate big 2022

South Dakota’s bioscience industry is thriving both in spite of the pandemic and because of it.
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February 4th, 2022

Dakota State announces $90M initiative to grow state's cyber-research industry


On Jan. 26, Dakota State University announced a $90 million initiative to grow the cyber-research industry in South Dakota.



 
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January 29th, 2022

January Business Bootcamp

SD FAST Launch: Assisting South Dakota entrepreneurs and small businesses with beginning and expanding their business through the South Dakota Giant Vision Competition and SBIR/STTR funding.
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January 18th, 2022

Meet Avera's physical therapy leader turned prolific inventor

Nicolle Samuels is a problem-solver.
And because her background is in physical therapy, that has meant solving problems for patients.
 
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January 6th, 2022

A company that started in a garage now is a partner in a $34 million air separation plant opening early next year. A South Dakota family business with




 
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December 28th, 2021

SAB: This treatment showed "potent neutralization of the Omicron variant" in lab testing.

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December 22nd, 2021

2022 Start-Up Stadium Applications Open

BIO is pleased to announce that it is now accepting Start-Up Stadium applications for the 2022 BIO International Convention! 
 
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December 22nd, 2021

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH: SD Mines student receives $130,000 NSF fellowship award

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December 7th, 2021

South Dakota Biotech Association Members Save

BIO is bringing partnering, networking, and learning back to NYC from February 14-17
 
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December 7th, 2021

Emerging Bioeconomies: Ecosystems and Society

UIDP is hosting a virtual workshop in January that will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from the public and private sectors who understand and support societal, economic, behavioral, and other challenges and opportunities that arise in developing a bioeconomy ecosystem.

 
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December 3rd, 2021

SDSU research partners with Sioux Falls companies

Sioux Falls-area companies will soon have new means of achieving improved efficiency, increased automation and other technical assistance through South Dakota State University’s Division of Research and Economic Development.
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November 24th, 2021

How Has Technology Changed Farming?

Agriculture has made incredible strides over the last 10,000 years—and the pace of innovation has only accelerated in the last couple decades. Take a look at how farming technology has evolved throughout the past 60 years. 

 
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November 16th, 2021

Meet South Dakota couple who became quiet force behind state's newest public company

In many ways, this is the couple behind the cows.

The cows of SAB Biotherapeutics are unique in the world – the only ones genetically developed to produce a fully human immune response to targeted diseases.
 
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November 12th, 2021

White House's Build Back Better Plan Builds New Barriers for Patients and Scientists Discovering Groundbreaking Cures

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), made the following statement:

"Last week, Democratic leaders announced they had reached a drug pricing “deal.” We wanted to see the details before commenting.


 
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November 6th, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

Dakota State University and South Dakota Biotech will introduce the new FAST Launch entrepreneurial program at an informational meeting in Madison on November 9.DSU-PaulsonCenter@dsu.edu
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November 2nd, 2021

Nasdaq welcomes South Dakota biotech company as SAB goes public

Keloland talked with SAB Biotherapeutics founder Eddie Sullivan earlier this month, who told us Monoclonal Antibody Treatments represent a $140 billion industry worldwide.
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October 27th, 2021

Sioux Falls based SAB Biotherapeutics debuts as publicly traded company

The biopharmaceutical company has finalized its business combination with Big Cypress Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, which allows the combined company to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “SABS” and “SABSW” beginning today.
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October 27th, 2021

Sana Biotechnology inks $50M deal for precise gene editing system from Beam Therapeutics

Sana Biotechnology has a new $50 million tool in its toolbox.
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October 27th, 2021

Sanford Lab names newest building after Rounds.

LEAD — The newest building on the Sanford Lab campus will be named after Sen. Mike Rounds.
Full Black Hills Pioneer Here

 
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August 2nd, 2021

Biotech leader anticipates more breakthroughs, innovation in year ahead

South Dakota Biotech executive director Joni Johnson offers a look at how the industry is emerging from 2020 and positioned for further growth in South Dakota.
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January 28th, 2021

50% off ACE Essentials PSCBiotech

PSCBiotech Corporation has launched a limited time offer exclusively for BIO members: Now through January 31, 2021, members can receive 50% off the initialization fee of their eQMS, ACE Essentials™, which equates to savings of $9,500!
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November 6th, 2020

South Dakota Biotech Breakthrough Virtual Summit 2020

Amazing breakthroughs are happening all around us, from human and animal health to agriculture.

Collaborate with us 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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August 10th, 2020

Human trials expected to start next month for Covid-19 treatment derived from cows' blood

(CNN) - A South Dakota company expects to start human trials next month for a Covid-19 antibody treatment derived from the plasma of cows.
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June 17th, 2020

"Herd" immunity - SAB Biotherapeutics In The News

No, not THAT kind of herd immunity—but pioneering biotechnology using a herd of cows to produce human, polyclonal antibodies that can serve as a bridge until we have a full-blown vaccine.
 
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May 13th, 2020

Become a SD Biotech Member

Becoming a member of SD Biotech has many advantages, including a member cost saving program.

 
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April 16th, 2020

Zeal Focus: Graduate Women In Science

An organization dedicated to promoting women in science is celebrating its tenth year in eastern South Dakota. 
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March 16th, 2020

SAB delays location at USD Discovery District to focus on COVID-19

SAB Biotherapeutics, a Sioux Falls immunotherapy company rapidly working to develop a therapeutic specific to COVID-19, announced it is delaying its planned development at the USD Discovery District for at least one year.

 
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March 15th, 2020

Sioux Falls company developing potential treatment for coronavirus

SAB Biotherapeutics, a Sioux Falls clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that developed a first-of-its-kind therapeutic approach, is rapidly working to develop what its CEO said could be the first treatment specifically designed to target the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.


 
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March 15th, 2020

BIO Online Learning

BIO Online Learning, in partnership with Biotech Primer, offers on-demand training courses accessible anywhere, anytime. Biotech Primer is a training organization dedicated to helping professionals understand the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Molecular Diagnostics and Medical Device industries. 

 
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March 6th, 2020

Growing bio-med in S.D.: How a USD center is driving the industry

Home to the University of South Dakota’s graduate program in biomedical engineering, the Graduate Education and Applied Research Center provides students and startups with a state-of-the-art facility for research and collaboration.

The university’s biomedical engineering program began in 2006, and it moved into the GEAR Center facility within the USD Discovery District in 2009.


 
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January 2nd, 2020

SDSU researchers make direct impact on biotech industry

SDSU has a big goal for its research: Double it in the next decade.
In the nearer term, the plan is to increase research productivity by 40 percent by 2023.
Both efforts are on track.
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December 28th, 2019

POET donates $2 million to SDSU precision ag program

Sioux Falls-based POET has made a $2 million contribution toward construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center at South Dakota State University.
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December 28th, 2019

Tru Shrimp to open lab at SDSU's Research Park

Tru Shrimp is partnering with SDSU to open a lab in Brookings for research into shrimp co-products.

The Minnesota-based company, which plans to build its first full-scale shrimp harbor in Madison, will take up residency next month in the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at SDSU.
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December 28th, 2019

Nanopareil LLC: Where Tiny Fibers Reap Huge Rewards.

The technology at the heart of Nanopareil revolves around nanofibers a thousand times smaller than a human hair, but its potential impact on the pharmaceutical industry could be massive.
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December 28th, 2019

New Funding Opportunity Available for Proof of Concept

A proof of concept fund in the amount of $40,000 has been established for the 2020 – 2021 year.
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December 3rd, 2019

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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October 14th, 2019

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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October 5th, 2019

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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September 10th, 2019

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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August 28th, 2019

Sanford cancer researcher earns $1.9M grant

Dr. Michael Kareta talks stem cells and cancer, plus more Sanford Research news
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August 20th, 2019

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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August 16th, 2019

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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July 1st, 2019

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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June 10th, 2019

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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May 31st, 2019

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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May 31st, 2019

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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May 22nd, 2019

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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May 18th, 2019

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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May 1st, 2019

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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April 9th, 2019

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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April 9th, 2019

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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April 9th, 2019

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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May 1st, 2019

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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May 1st, 2019