Austin’s Luminex benefits from biotech boom

A lot of Austin startups don’t even have as many employees in total as Luminex Corp. is seeking right now. Luminex has 16 available positions at its Austin headquarters. In all, the biotech company plans to fill about 25 jobs in Austin between now and the end of 2010. Among the jobs listed on the […]

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Austin IPO candidate Rules-Based Medicine obtains $3M cancer research grant

As it ramps up for an IPO, Austin biotech company Rules-Based Medicine Inc. has boosted its bottom line. Rules-Based Medicine, which specializes in molecular diagnostic tests, just received a $3 million research grant from the Austin-based Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Citing its pending IPO, Rules-Based Medicine spokeswoman Nadine Padilla says that “while […]

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Austin biotech company Mirna grabs $10.3M grant, eyes more funding

2010 is proving to be a banner year for Austin biotech company Mirna Therapeutics Inc. On June 18, Mirna received a nearly $10.3 million research grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Mirna’s grant was among $142 million in grants awarded for cancer research and prevention programs across the state. Texas voters […]

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