The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) announced the recipients of its Future Biotech Leader scholarships during the 2024 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. The five recipients are Sabrina Du, Kelly Takorbisong, Precilia Kangni, Aden Konig and Judith Williams. “We celebrate not only the achievements of these bright minds but also their passionate curiosity about innovation […]

GW Nutrition, led by President Anita Norian and Research and Development Director Laura Wonderling, received $10,000 for placing first in the Iowa Biotech Showcase, a pitch competition held during the Iowa Biotechnology Association’s Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference in February. GW Nutrition will use the funding to advance its CleanSense technology, which uses a propriety […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) has announced Dr. Frances Johnson, chief innovation officer of Perspective Therapeutics, and Anthony Kinney, research director at Corteva Agriscience, as the recipients of the 2024 Iowa Biotech Leader Award. The awards were presented to Johnson and Kinney during IowaBio’s Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference on Feb. 28. Johnson, a physician, […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Future Biotech Leaders Scholarship through March 11. The scholarship is awarded to Iowa high school juniors and seniors who exhibit the best use of biotechnology. IowaBio has awarded more than 100 scholarships since 2000. To learn more and apply, click here.

The Iowa Biotechnology Association is accepting nominations for the Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year Award through Friday, Jan. 12. The Iowa Biotech Leader Award aims to honor exceptional individuals who have shown leadership within their organizations and the industry, consistently delivered innovative biotech solutions, and actively advocated for Iowa’s biotechnology sector. The winner of […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association, in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Bio Nebraska, has announced the launch of Bio Innovations Midwest, a new event designed to “propel the growth of biomanufacturing” in the Midwest. The event will feature prearranged 1-2-1 commercial meetings followed by a conference that will include networking opportunities. The […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association has opened applications for the 2024 Iowa Biotech Showcase pitch competition, which awards one biotech startup with $10,000 and a one-year membership to IowaBio. The 2024 showcase will focus on embracing the diversity of biotech industries in the state. The pitch competition will be held during the annual Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference […]

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 […]