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By Lori Kersey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A West Virginia native is among 11 scientists picked for a new $3 million award.

Cancer researcher Dr. Lewis Cantley, originally of Big Chimney and a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, is an inaugural winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.


Ohio Biotech Entrepreneur to Keynote Event; Industry Experts to Present

Charleston, W.Va. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Dave Scholl helped grow Athens, Ohio-based Diagnostic Hybrids into a $100 million biotech company and is now a partner in a regional venture capital firm and involved with the billion dollar Third Frontier Program in Ohio. He, along with 20+ other life science experts, will share experiences and discuss strategies West Virginia can implement to successfully grow discoveries and the bioscience industry during the Bioscience Association of West Virginia’s 3rd Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Town Center Marriott Hotel in Charleston, West Virginia. Media are encouraged to attend.

Partners will match it for $53 million total grant

By Lori Kersey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded WVU Health Sciences a $19.6 million research grant to study health issues that most commonly affect state residents, according to the school.

Several other healthcare agencies across the state have committed to matching the grant with $33.5 million for a total of $53.1 million going to the school over the next five years.

By Lori Kersey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., told the audience at a biosciences conference in downtown Charleston Wednesday afternoon that "we are quickly coming to a time" when biotechnology can be considered a core West Virginia industry.

The Second Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit brought together representatives from the industry's private companies, university researchers and bioscience suppliers and backers, as well as policy and opinion leaders.

Biotechnology involves the use of living organisms to help improve medical treatments, fuels, crops and more. 

By Pam Kasey

MORGANTOWN - For a driver cruising down Chestnut Ridge Road in Morgantown, the view of Mylan Pharmaceuticals' campus gives no sense of the immensity of the operation.

Many residents probably aren't aware that it's the largest manufacturing facility of one of the top drug-makers in the world.

Similarly, numbers such as "about 3,000 employed in Morgantown" give no sense of the company's reach into the state's economy.

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