Boston Mountain Biotech: Former 'Science Project' Now a Potentially Life-Saving Venture

by Mark Carter  on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 12:00 am  

Ellen Brune's “science project” turned into a viable business venture, one that could save lives. Boston Mountain Biotech is Brune's University of Arkansas startup that developed a way to simplify the production of proteins used in drugs to treat many diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Basically, BMB's technology cleans up protein contaminants, and drug companies spend roughly $8 million a year trying to do that during protein production, according to the UA.

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