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Alumend, SAB Biotheraputics to be Anchor Tenants at USD Discovery District


Work is underway at the University of South Dakota (USD) Discovery District, and Alumend and SAB Biotheraputics will become anchor tenants in the 80-acre corporate and academic research park, located in northwest Sioux Falls. The Discovery District, a $30.9 million project, will provide access to research facilities, infrastructure for research, business development, and foster collaboration for the commercialization of new technologies.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard Presented BIO Lifetime Champion Award

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) presented South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard with the BIO Lifetime Champion Award earlier this week in Boston as part of the BIO International Convention.

"Thanks to the leadership of Governor Daugaard, South Dakota has steadily grown and diversified its biotechnology industry," said Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO.

Greenwood continued, "Governor Daugaard has demonstrated his unyielding commitment to building a strong bioscience economy in South Dakota. As a champion of innovation, Governor Daugaard recently signed forward-looking legislation that will provide patients more opportunities to address their medical needs, through the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. This bill particularly benefits severely ill patients who rely on complex biological treatments, but also ensures better communications between patients, pharmacists and physicians. We thank him for his service!" 

Gov. Daugaard was also honored by BIO back in 2014 when he was awarded the Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year. 

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