Local women biotech leaders discussed a variety of topics at a Puget Sound Business Journal event on Wednesday. From left: Rachel Horgan, PSBJ moderator; Carla Grandori, CEO and co-founder of SEngine; Corrie Ortega, vice president of operations and product at Ozette; Caren Tidwell, vice president of grants and contracts at Just – Evotec Biologics; and Kayla Young, chief operating officer…
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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has released the tenth annual biennial report showcasing employment and economic data of the nation’s biosciences industry. The report highlights the U.S. biosciences industry, including Washington’s flourishing scene, which has grown by nearly 12 percent since 2018, outpacing national industry growth, reaching 43,546 jobs in 2021 across more than 2,600 state business establishments. Employment in…
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The U.S. Congress returns this week after tumultuous midterm elections that left the Republicans still hoping to retake the House of Representatives and the Democrats doing better than expected by retaining the Senate. A divided Congress could mean a bumpy ride for the U.S. research community over the next 2 years. The results of the 8 November elections will likely…
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Five Life Sciences Trends to Watch for in 2023

Financing and mergers and acquisitions took place at a torrid pace in the life sciences sector at the back end of 2020 and the entire year in 2021. But in 2022, things started to slow down. And there are interesting signs emerging that investors, real estate companies, and individuals in the service sector should be aware of as we glide…
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Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost. In a memorandum to federal departments and agencies, Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of OSTP, delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as possible to make…
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Several US agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), will see a significant influx of cash from a massive climate and tax bill that US President Joe Biden signed on 16 August. Scientists around the world welcome the legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, which pledges US$369 billion in climate investments over…
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More than 2 years in the making, a massive bill that Congress completed this week aims high: It envisions a 5-year, $280 billion investment to keep the United States ahead of China in a global competition for technological preeminence. The CHIPS and Science Act, passed yesterday by the House of Representatives and on Wednesday by the Senate, will result in…
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Federal research agencies strive to fund a healthy percentage of the grant applications they receive, ensuring that scientists can pursue their best ideas. A steadily rising budget is their preferred method for maintaining a robust success rate. But a fall in applications can have the same effect. A new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on its merit review…
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President Joe Biden released his latest budget request to Congress on 28 March, calling for significant new investments in clean energy and public health in the United States. The proposal for fiscal year 2023 includes roughly US$200 billion for research and development programmes, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC. It comes just weeks after Congress…
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