BRDG Park Newsletter                                               December 2014
2014: Year in Review


As we approach a new year, take a look back at our successes.


St. Louis Community College 

The STLCC Center for Plant and Life Sciences (CPLS) and its contract research organization, BioBench, is a national model for addressing skilled workforce needs by embedding education and training within a research park. READ MORE.

In 2014, SyMyco shipped its first product developed at BRDG Park, a unique consortium of concentrated Mycorrhizal fungi, an all-natural commercial product to enhance plant productivity and improve plant health in agriculture and horticulture. READ MORE.

Akermin announced the signing of a Cooperative Agreement for a commercial-scale demonstration project that will incorporate its biocatalyst technology. READ MORE.

The region's plant science ecosystem provided key resources to attract KWS Gateway Research Center. 

NewLeaf Symbiotics
The biologicals company focused on the commercialization of beneficial plant bacteria, announced that it has closed a $17 million Series B round of financing. READ MORE.


Nidus Partners
GlucanBio, a Nidus Partners portfolio company, announces research collaboration with the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre to utilize local biomass for conversion into high-value sugars, drop-in chemicals, and biofuels. READ MORE.

MOgene LC
In 2014, MOgene announced that its new subsidiary, MOgene Clinical Diagnostics LC (MOgeneDx), has launched its laboratory operations at MOgene's expanded facility at BioResearch & Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center. READ MORE.

January 2015 Confocal Microscopy Short Course

This workshop will provide a solid background on the use of light microscopy, especially confocal microscopy, as a tool to study cell and molecular biology.  

The course will consist of morning lectures that provide theoretical background in various aspects of light microscopy and afternoon lab sessions that give the student hands-on experience in operating a confocal microscope, the Integrated Microscopy Facility's Leica SP-8 confocal microscope.
After Monday, students will not need to attend afternoons except for their scheduled hands-on training (two-hour) session. Friday is solely for student training sessions. 

The course is designed for beginning and intermediate users of confocal microscopy and for those wanting a refresher on confocal and light microscopy. 


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