Prime the Pump and Casey's General Store agreed to work together to expand E15 biofuel offering to more than 500 Casey's locations in the next several years. "Since first rolling out E15, we've seen the benefit the biofuel blend offers in terms of value for our customers and a competitive advantage for our business," said Nathaniel Doddridge of Casey's.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson was awarded the W.E.B. DuBois Medal by Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research for major contributions to African and African-American culture and history. Jackson is a 2016 National Medal of Science winner, served as co-chair of former President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and was on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.
Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi is bringing together clinicians, engineers and scientists through Stanford University's ChEM-H program and the Chemistry/Biology Interface, a predoctoral program that focuses on ensuring biology and chemistry students learn to communicate with one another. Bertozzi says she wants to see clinicians recruit basic scientists and engineers to patient care teams.
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, is again on Inc.'s list of 100 most intriguing female founders. She's joined on the list by Beth Stavola, who co-founded CBD for Life with her sister; Iya Khalil, founder of medical data analytics firm GNS Healthcare; Caribou Biosciences co-founders Rachel Haurwitz and Jennifer Doudna; uBiome founder Jessica Richman; and Surbhi Sarna, founder of nVision.
Life sciences firms in Massachusetts are offering fully paid health insurance, student loan assistance, limitless vacation time, life concierge services, fitness classes, free lunches and other incentives to attract qualified employees.
Making your case using strategic phrases and words can make the difference in salary negotiations, writes Emily Moore. For instance, discuss how you're excited to collaborate with the hiring manager and create a compensation package that makes sense for all involved, rather than giving ultimatums or being adversarial.
Devyn Stek, 13, was the youngest person ever to present at IDWeek 2018, and her study on roundworm contamination levels in soil at Montgomery County, Pa., parks will be published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Stek got the idea when her family adopted three cats and their veterinarian taught her about parasitic worms.
Ramarketing is opening an office in the US after the English health agency signed three multibillion-dollar US clients. Company officials did not disclose the clients' names but said the new office in Cambridge, Mass., will put the agency in the heart of the biotech industry.
Merck KGaA has launched a campaign in Africa that the agency hopes will address male infertility and destigmatize female infertility. The agency is using music, including an original song from Tom Close, a Rwandan songwriter and singer, in the campaign.
Louisville, Ky.-based health care-focused startup accelerator XLerateHealth is collaborating with the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and West Virginia University to develop an online accelerator hub that will offer best practices on commercializing biomedical technology. The partners will use a $3.5 million grant from the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences to fund the project.