Top Headlines: Mammoet USA expands in Theodore, BCA staffer heads for governor’s office

Birmingham company’s patent for cancer treatment approved
A brain cancer therapy developed by a Birmingham biopharmaceutical company has been approved for a patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Incysus Therapeutics for its gamma-delta T cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. The patent covers the treatment of brain cancer with the combination of certain chemotherapies and a genetically-modified gamma-delta T cell. –

Mammoet USA to expand at Theodore Industrial Port
Privately held Dutch company Mammoet USA, which specializes in engineer heavy lifting and transport, has partnered with Core Industries, owner and operator of Theodore Industrial Port near Mobile. Under the agreement, Mammoet will work with Core and utilize the 400 acres of land at the port, positioning the company closer to Mobile’s well-established chemical industry. – Dry Bulk Magazine

Leath resigns at Auburn, Jay Gogue recommended as interim
The Auburn University Board of Trustees Executive Committee on Friday accepted the resignation of  Auburn University President Steven Leath. The committee also voted to recommend Jay Gogue as the university’s interim president. The full Board of Trustees will consider the committee’s recommendation July 8th. Gogue served as Auburn’s president from 2007-2017. – WVTM

Political soothsayer Josh Moon believes Roy Moore will win
I have bad news. Roy Moore is going to win. There was a lot of cheering and back-slapping among Alabama Democrats and other Alabamians with morals and decency last week when Moore officially announced that he was running for U.S. Senate again. The thinking was clear: Doug Jones beat Moore once. He can do it again. But that’s foolish. – AR

Another BCA staffer headed to work at the governor’s office
Later this week, Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce Nathan Lindsay as director of appointments, according to sources close to the governor’s office. Lindsay will be replacing Catherine Gayle Thrash, who has accepted a position at the Department of Revenue as their government relations representative. Lindsay served eight years at the Business Council, where he most recently held the position of vice president for political affairs and regional operations. – AR

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Tuscaloosa plans to revisit CBD oil regulation
Tuscaloosa city leaders are studying updates to the city code to regulate and permit the sale of items containing industrial hemp levels of THC. If adopted, the regulations would prohibit hemp-based businesses from opening or operating within downtown Tuscaloosa and along the Black Warrior River. However, it would allow them to operate legally within areas that are zoned neighborhood business, highway-related commercial or within any of the city’s mixed use districts. – AP

Delta Air Lines partnership with Auburn gains elevation
A strategic partnership between Auburn University and Delta Air Lines aims to inspire and train the next generation of pilots and aviation industry professionals. The company and university recently dedicated the Delta Air Lines Aviation Education Building, a 23,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for aviation education. – Alabama Newscenter

Record numbers of Alabamians are working
According the Alabama Department of Labor’s May 2019 economic data, more people are in the labor force and working, along with a high job count, and a record low unemployment rate. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally-adjusted May unemployment rate is 3.7percent, down from April’s rate of 3.8 percent, and lower than May 2018’s rate of 4.1 percent. – WVTM

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