BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that two grants have been awarded totaling $126,000 to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.
“Advances in bioscience have already transformed many sectors including agriculture and medicine,” Goehring said. “These grants will help North Dakota stay on the forefront of bioscience innovation.”
Organizations receiving grants are:
- ImmunoPrecise Antibodies, Ltd. - $75,000 for enhancement of a novel platform for rapidly developing treatments for COVID-19 and other emerging pathogens
- National Agricultural Genotyping Center - $51,000 for enhancement of a genetic test for identification of herbicide resistance traits in Palmer amaranth and related pigweed species
Grant applications were reviewed and scored by a committee made up of Goehring, a representative from the bioscience association of North Dakota and a representative from the North Dakota Department of Commerce.