The Iowa Biotechnology Association announced Wednesday it has received a $10,000 grant for its Future Biotech Leaders Fund from Agilent Technologies. The fund launched in 2021 to advance the association’s STEM efforts, and is managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Agilent’s grant will support scholarships, stipends, programming and competitions related to STEM education.

Through the new fund, IowaBio will continue its support of programs it has helped fund over the past 20 years, including the BioGENEius Challenge, Iowa State University Biotechnology Outreach Education Center programs and State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa awards and scholarships.

Agilent Technologies is a California-based analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing company that expanded to Iowa when it acquired Advanced Analytical Technologies in 2018. More information about the Future Biotech Leaders Fund is available at