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In this issue:

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders.

The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South Alabama and Auburn University for students and faculty members to use in their studies.

Airbus, which delivered the first A321 passenger jet made at its Mobile manufacturing plant to customer JetBlue last week, also is working with a researcher from USA who is exploring new uses for the composite materials used in aircraft construction.


Conference bringing together biotech, life sciences and businesses
on May 03, 2016 

The important and potentially lucrative convergence of biotechnology, life sciences and business will be the subject of an important meeting in Birmingham next week.

BioAlabama, the state's biotechnology and life science trade association, will host a conference at the Birmingham Westin on May 11 where leaders in biotechnology, life sciences and business will meet to talk about opportunities to transition scientific research to industry.

The theme of the conference is "Building Alabama Biotech: Emerging Business, Talent and Innovation,"


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