January 2016

Increased support of biotech research

Local biotech researchers should be in line for roughly $50 million more in federal cash this year as a result of some little-noticed tweaks included in the big budget deal that passed Congress a few weeks ago. The measure boosted fiscal 2016 spending for biomedical research by the most in several years after a period of relative austerity.

iBio PROPEL Business Plan Competition

The 2016 Innovation Showcase will be during iBIO IndEx on April 19. It is an afternoon where fundable companies connect with corporate partners and attendees connect with the entrepreneurial energy of the science-based technologies being commercialized from across Illinois.