Press Statement: May 12 2021

TN General Assembly Funds SBIR/STTR Matching Fund at $7M in Final Budget LST-supported legislation will expand access to medical innovations and grow industry in TN Nashville, Tenn. – Life Science Tennessee (LST), a statewide member organization for life science companies, research institutions and economic development groups, commends the Tennessee General Assembly for supporting numerous bills [...]

2021-05-12T10:33:04-06:00May 12th, 2021|News|

New Member Spotlight: Tennessee Scientific Inc.

Welcome new Life Science Tennessee member, Tennessee Scientific Inc.! We asked CEO Martin Koonce to tell us more about their focus, what kinds of partnerships and opportunities they're looking for and what excites them most about the industry in Tennessee.  Tell us about Tennessee Scientific Inc. Our mission is to use biotechnology to discover, develop, and [...]

2021-04-13T13:07:16-06:00April 13th, 2021|News|

Press Statement: January 14 2021

Abby Trotter Wins Prestigious Tibbetts Award Nashville Leader Honored for Advocacy Work with TN Entrepreneurs Nashville, Tenn. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently selected Abby Trotter, partner at Hall Strategies and executive director of Life Science Tennessee, as a recipient of the 2020 Tibbetts Award. The SBA recognized Trotter for her role as [...]

2021-01-14T10:33:56-06:00January 14th, 2021|News|

Press Statement: December 9 2020

Paul Fitzpatrick Elected Board Chairman of Statewide Life Science Association Life Science Tennessee members elect new board officers, two new members for 2021 Nashville, Tenn. – Life Science Tennessee (LST), a statewide member organization for life science companies, research institutions and economic development groups, today announced the appointment of Paul Fitzpatrick as chairman of its Board [...]

2020-12-09T17:19:34-06:00December 9th, 2020|News|

COVID-19 Update: September 2

In case you missed it, here are a few major updates related to COVID-19 vaccine candidates, vaccine distribution in the U.S., and effective treatment options: There are now three (!) vaccine candidates who have entered final testing. On Monday, AstraZeneca announced it entered final testing in the U.S. for its vaccine, joining Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna [...]

2020-09-02T16:58:14-06:00September 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

Biotech Votes 2020

Science is the way out of this pandemic—and voting is how you can help. BIO has launched a new initiative, Biotech Votes 2020, to help you get ready for Election Day. You can: Verify your voter registration and find your polling location or mail-in ballot information. Register to cast your ballot, get all the information [...]

2020-09-02T15:49:06-06:00September 2nd, 2020|News|

COVID-19 Update: August 26

The city of Nashville is playing a key role in coronavirus vaccine development. Both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College are involved in two Phase III clinical trials that are expected to enroll thousands of Nashvillians. Meanwhile, Nashville-based Clinical Research Associates is partnering with Pfizer and AstraZeneca on COVID-19 vaccine trials. Amid these trials, the state of [...]

2020-08-26T14:42:16-06:00August 26th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: August 19

Two new reports this week reiterate earlier findings that the coronavirus pandemic has most impacted Black, Latino and Hispanic, and Indigenous populations in the U.S. According to Axios, "Black and Latino or Hispanic Americans are more likely than white Americans to catch the virus, require hospitalization, or die from it." The CDC released a report detailing racial [...]

2020-08-19T16:59:06-06:00August 19th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: August 12

Results from a survey released today show 74% of Tennesseans support mask mandates in their local communities. It is the first time that the survey, conducted by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, found that the majority of Tennesseans were more concerned about their health than the economic impact of [...]

2020-08-12T17:20:07-06:00August 12th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: August 5

On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10, for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services, and laws governing the Capitol grounds. This comes as the virus is spreading more rapidly in rural counties in Tennessee. According to a report from the Vanderbilt Department of [...]

2020-08-05T16:30:59-06:00August 5th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|
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