Hank Harris, co-founder of Genvax Technologies, and professor emeritus at Iowa State University, is the 2023 recipient of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) George Washington Carver Award for Leadership in Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology. The George Washington Carver Award recognizes individuals who have advanced biotech innovation to make supply chains greener and have worked successfully […]

Nominations are open for the Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year Award through Feb. 3. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in their organization and within the industry, an ability to bring innovative biotechnology products and services to the marketplace, and a commitment to advocate for Iowa’s biotechnology industry. The recipient […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association’s 2023 Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference has been scheduled for March 7-8, 2023. Presentation proposals and applications for the showcase are now open and are due by Nov. 11. The showcase is a pitch competition for emerging biotech companies judged by a select group of IowaBio members and industry professionals. Multiple companies will be […]

Jessica Hyland, executive director of the Iowa Biotechnology Association, or IowaBio, recently sat down with me to share about the association’s priorities and its new STEM committee and future leaders fund and what’s new in the biotech industry. Below, she answers our innovationIOWA Leader Q&A. What does innovation mean to you?I would define innovation as game-changing. […]

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 Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) is now accepting nominations for this year’s Iowa Biotech Leader Award, to be presented during the annual Iowa Biotech Showcase & Conference on March 3. The award is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, innovation and advocacy. […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) is accepting applications through Nov. 6 from startups interested in competing at the annual Iowa Biotech Showcase & Conference, formerly known as Partnering for Growth. The winner of the Biotech Showcase will receive $10,000 and a one-year membership to IowaBio. Eight companies in industries including food/agriculture, human and animal health, […]

Nominations are open through Feb. 7 for the 2020 Iowa Biotech Leader Award, to be presented March 11 at the annual Partnering for Growth conference, hosted by the Iowa Biotechnology Association. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation and advocacy in advancing Iowa’s biotechnology industry. Partnering for Growth will be held […]

Iowa Biotechnology Assocation (IowaBio) Executive Director Jessica Hyland presented the Biotech Innovation Showcase Award and $5,000 grand prize to Meeshanthini Dogan of Coralville-based Cardio Diagnostics LLC during Tuesday’s reception at the annual IowaBio Partnering for Growth Conference. Cardio Diagnostics is an emerging company founded in 2017 that focuses on human health to develop and commercialize […]

Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Billi Hunt presented the 2019 Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leader Award to Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies. Abramoff accepted the award on Tuesday during a reception at Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase and Forum, an annual conference by the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBIO). The award recognizes […]