The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is partnering with the Nebraska ethanol industry to produce hand sanitizer for use by hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices and other health care providers in Nebraska and nearby areas. Read more
For 2020, the BIO International Convention (June 8-12) will transition to a new, virtual event format, BIO Digital. Read more
Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, one of several companies that’s developed a potential coronavirus vaccine, tells TODAY that his company has a candidate “that has a high degree of probability of being successful.” He anticipates starting tests in humans in September …
CRB – As SARS-CoV-2 moves fast through our global population, the pharmaceutical industry faces tremendous pressure to move even faster. Read more
ADS Biotec, a member of Bio Nebraska, announced they have launched new SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection Kits (IgM / IgG) using an immunochromatographic method, providing an easy-to-use test for indications of COVID-19 within 15 minutes. ADS Biotec is offering these test kits for the North American and European markets. Read more
MatMaCorp announced that they have completed a successful evaluation of a field-deployable genetic test to detect African Swine Fever virus in infected pigs and pork products. Read more
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Green Plains announced that they have donated industrial ethanol from their York, Neb. location to the Nebraska Department of Correctional services for the production of hand sanitizer. Read more
By Cindy Gonzalez World-Herald staff writer.
Streck, a Bio Nebraska member, is building an $18 million facility to support their 50-year growth. Read more
The BIO Coronavirus Hub was launched by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), to connect companies and organizations that have relevant supplies, capacities, and resources to share, with those companies, researchers, or healthcare providers in need of those items. Read more
BD, Bio Nebraska member, announces they’ve submitted Emergency Use Authorization requests to the FDA for new COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Read more