Iowa's Biotech Express Banner

Description (Brief):

In 1987 the Iowa Biotechnology Consortium, a joint effort of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa Department of Economic Development arranged the Iowa Biotech Showcase to promote the state as a center for biotechnology research and industry. At that time Iowa hoped to take advantage of the economic benefits promised by the expanding interest in biotechnology. Representatives from 50 businesses listened to presentations from researchers and agriculture companies about Iowa’s potential for becoming biotech’s answer to Silicon Valley. A train called the Iowa Biotech Express, on which this banner hung, served as a highlight of the event, transporting attendees between two of the state’s major research institutions, the campuses of Iowa State and the University of Iowa.

Description (Brief)


Description (Brief)

Accession File

Description (Brief)

“Iowa Ties Rebound to Biotech Express.” Wechsler, Lorraine. The Scientist. October 19, 1987. Accessed online.

Date Made: 1987

Location: Currently not on view

Used: United States: Iowa, AmesUnited States: Iowa, Iowa City

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Genetics, Science & Mathematics


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: State of Iowa. Department of Economic Development

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0396.01Catalog Number: 1991.0396.01Accession Number: 1991.0396

Object Name: banner

Physical Description: vinyl (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 91.4 cm x 386 cm; 35 31/32 in x 151 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1111141

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