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$15.4 million subsidies proposed to lure biotech company to Minneapolis suburb

April 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL, (AP) State leaders stand ready to commit up to $15.4 million in taxpayer subsidies to a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company they hope will put an outpost in Minnesota, according to a document made public Wednesday. Continue Reading

Genome mapping: now serving cattle

April 9, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Ongoing research in the beef industry may one day soon make it possible for producers to grow cattle that produce meat containing lean protein and good fats yet still provide the great taste today’s consumers look for at the meat counter. Continue Reading

10 years of bioscience: looking at the BAC

April 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Ten years ago, the city of Worthington had a vision.
Its hope was to improve and grow the biosciences to help create opportunities within the city. Ensuing discussions, in turn, led to the establishment of the Bioscience Park, as well as the Biotechnology Advancement Center (BAC). Continue Reading

Sioux Falls biotech firm Hematech lays off 18 employees

September 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A Sioux Falls-based biotechnology has laid off 18 employees in response to changing needs of its corporate parent, the company said Friday. Continue Reading

American Crystal to plant biotech beets again, despite controversy

April 1, 2011 in West Central Tribune

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – American Crystal Sugar’s board of directors has decided to have the cooperative’s farmer members plant biotech sugar beet seed again this year, despite a federal court challenge by opponents of genetically modified beets.
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Biotech corn engineered to produce ethanol gets OK

February 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has approved a biotech corn variety that was engineered solely for producing ethanol. Continue Reading

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NDSU biotech center secures funding

December 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Legislative committee approves $3 million to help in developing vaccines

The fledgling Center for Biopharmaceutical Research and Production at North Dakota State University got a boost with a new infusion of more than $3 million from the state. Continue Reading

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3 area biotech firms receive grants

November 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Three Red River Valley biotechnology firms Aldevron, Altravax and NovaDigm Therapeutics have received $244,000 each in federal grants to develop new medicines. Continue Reading

Judge says permits for sugar beets likely weren’t legal

October 1, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

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