New bio-tech business opens to public in Columbia

Oct 3, 2014
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Columbia officially welcomed a new bio-technology business to the city with a ribbon cutting at its new facility this week. BioPharma Services Inc. has been up and running in the city for a couple of months but had its grand opening for its new 11,000 square foot laboratory and clinical facility on Wednesday. BioPharma is a medical research company that conducts clinical trials and drug testing. Its Columbia office specializes in bio-equivalence studies, which usually means ensuring generic drugs are absorbed into the body at the same rate as their name-brand counterparts.

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An Oregon-based medical sciences company announced this morning a multimillion-dollar plan to build a radioisotope production facility in Columbia.

Local biotech startup receives $200,000 investment

Mar 13, 2014
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Local biotech startup Animal Health Specialties has announced it is receiving an investment of more than $200,000 from Columbia-based investment group Centennial Investors.

Across the Midwestern corn belt, a familiar battle has resumed, hidden in the soil. On one side are tiny, white larvae of the corn rootworm. On the other side are farmers and the insect-killing arsenal of modern agriculture.

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a state fund designed to offer incentives to science or technology companies.

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Michael Pollan considers himself a writer, a professor and eater.