Economic Development

HudsonAlpha looks to 2011 as the year its biotech campus takes root

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times
Date published: 
January 4, 2011

Passengers flying into and out of Huntsville's International Airport last year couldn't miss the big, curving excavations in Cummings Research Park.

The giant connected loops were eye-catchers, but the real "wow" moment came with reconition that the design is one of the world's largest - if not the largest - models of the DNA double-helix.

The paved double-helix will the garden path backbone of a 150-acre biotechnology campus anchored by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and this could be the year companies start calling the campus home.

Co-detection of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus and Other Respiratory Pathogens

News Outlet: 
Emerging Infectious Disease
Date published: 
December 1, 2010
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Members of the Han Lab at HudsonAlpha and employees at Diatherix Laboratories were recently published in a paper about the 2009 H1N1 oubreak.

Download the PDF above or access the paper here.

“Most Promising” China Life Science Companies Named at BioBay Investor Forum

News Outlet: 
BusinessWire
Date published: 
November 5, 2010

BeiGene LLC and Suzhou KeyBay Biotechnology Inc. Selected by a Panel of VCs and Pharma Executives as Most Likely to Succeed

GE buys HudsonAlpha associate Clarient

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times
Date published: 
October 22, 2010
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By Budd McLaughlin
Business editor

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- General Electric says its healthcare unit will buy diagnostics company Clarient in a deal to speed its expansion into cancer diagnostic and therapy selection tools.

The company says the deal values Clarient, which is an associate company at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, at $580 million net of cash and investments.

Serina Therapeutics appoints CEO

Huntsville, Ala. -- Serina Therapeutics today announced the appointment of Randall Moreadith, M.D., Ph.D., as chief executive officer.   Dr. Moreadith will lead the company’s business and financial strategy and will also oversee drug development, including clinical and regulatory strategies.

"We are delighted to have Randall on board," said Milton Harris, president and chairman of the board.   "Randall has an impressive track record of accomplishments. His experience and leadership will allow us to rapidly build our company."

In the Mix

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times R&D Report
Date published: 
September 5, 2010
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By Diana LaChance

The Partnership for Biotechnology Research, along with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, will host the BioDefense Symposium on Oct. 19 and 20, 2010.  The symposium will take place at the Jackson Conference Center, adjacent to HudsonAlpha on the Cummings Research Park Biotechnology Campus and will be preceded by the PBR Scholarship Fund Benefit Golf Tournament, to be held Oct. 18 through 20 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.  Symposium attendees will range from academics, scientists and business development professionals to private and government personnel in the biodefense and defense industries.

Read the full article by downloading the attached PDF or by visiting the original piece from The Huntsville Times R&D Report.

Biotech Gardeners

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times R&D Report
Date published: 
September 5, 2010

By Diana LaChance

Biotech Gardeners:
Partnership for Biotechnology Research planting seeds for future growth.

To read the full articles, download the attached PDFs or visit the original Huntsville Times R&D Report here.

Designer Relief

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times R&D Report
Date published: 
September 5, 2010
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By Deborah Bennick

Drug developed in Huntsville could spare pain medication users from a constipation side-effect.

To read the article about Nektar Therapeutics' NKTR-118 drug, download the attached PDF or visit the original article in The Huntsville Times R&D Report.

Researchers turn to immune repertoire sequencing to better understand disease

News Outlet: 
GenomeWeb
Date published: 
August 31, 2010

By Monica Heger

As next-generation sequencing gains more traction in labs, researchers are increasingly using the technology to understand more complex human systems such as the immune repertoire.

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce video features HudsonAlpha, others

This new video from the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County promotes Huntsville as a destination for business opportunities and comfortable lifestyle. The video features HudsonAlpha and many other Huntsville organizations.

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