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UND sustainable energy event, Cleantech 2011, issues call for abstracts

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The Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit, which will be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, is now accepting abstracts for breakout session presentations.  Technical presentations in all areas of clean technology, sustainable and renewable energy, and energy conservation are solicited.  Business related presentations in the areas of venture capital and angel investments in energy technologies, and doing business on native lands are also encouraged.  For a full session list and details on submission, please visit the conference Web site.

George Korch to be featured speaker at Life Sciences Action Summit on April 18

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The Red River Valley Research Corridor is proud to announce George W. Korch Jr., Ph.D., to be a featured speaker at the 2011 Life Sciences Action Summit in Fargo, ND. Dr. Korch is a Senior Science Advisor with the Office of the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NDSU Classified as one of Nation's Top Research Universities

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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently issued the first update to it's higher education institutional classification system since 2005. North Dakota State University was one of only 108 institutions nationwide to receive a classification of "Research University/Very High Research Activity".

Research Corridor News Updates: ND 13th in Bioscience, UAS Airspace, Life Sciences Summit

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Life Sciences Summit Scheduled for April 18

The Red River Valley Research Corridor Life Sciences Action Summit 2011 will focus on developing and strengthening the Red River Valley’s burgeoning life sciences industry and advancing our nation’s call to develop responses to some of our most pressing public health threats. 

This year’s theme – Biopreparedness – will examine an entire spectrum of important measures our nation must consider and prepare for to better address the threat of new strains of disease, pandemics, and biological warfare.

Study Measures Economic Impact of NDSU Research & Technology Park

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A recent study conducted on behalf of NDSU's Research and Technology Park found that the park has experienced strong job growth over the past four years, and now directly supports almost 900 jobs, with another 550 being indirectly supported. Revenue entering the park's various businesses increased 51.8 percent from 2007 to 2010, from $95.8 million to $145.5 million, and is projected to increase to $172.8 million in 2011.

UND Groups to Host Cleantech Sustainable Energy Event June 19-21

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Two University of North Dakota-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation—are organizing the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

North Dakota Ranks 13th in Per Capita Bioscience R&D Investment

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A new report issued recently issued by BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization), the world's largest biotechnology organization has North Dakota near the bottom of the list in a number of key bioscience performance metrics as a state still growing an emerging biosciences sector. BIO issued a full report on the state of bioscience jobs and economy among each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

UAS Training Company Expands to Grand Forks

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Simlat, an Israel-based unmanned aircraft systems company announced its plans to expand to Grand Forks on Thursday. The company will open its North American office at the Center for Innovation adjacent to UND.

Grand Forks Herald:

NovaDigm developing life-saving Staph vaccine in Grand Forks

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Feeling that little needle prick in the upper arm is something most people dread, but to NovaDigm Therapeutics, that shot in the arm means huge success for the company. NovaDigm Therapeutics is creating a vaccine that fights infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as Staph infections.

Biopharmaceutical Research Center, STEM Education at Native American Schools, Antarctica

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The state Board of Higher Education recently approved the request for $3 million in funding to expand the Center for Biopharmaceutical Research and Production at NDSU.

According to the Fargo Forum:

"The center has more than $6.6 million in matching funds from the private sector. Officials anticipate that the center will create 40 to 60 jobs. The center also needs approval from the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Board, the Emergency Commission and the Budget Section. "

Visit: NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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