North Dakota State University is at the heart of the Aldevron origin story. The Fargo-based biotechnology company focused on gene therapy research — a field that is transforming the entire health care sector — got its start at NDSU in the late ’90s, and all of its co-founders, Michael Chambers ’97, John Ballantyne ’97, Victoria (Knudson) Chambers ’98, and Matt Chambers ’00 are NDSU graduates.
“Aldevron Tower showcases the educational experience we get in the College of Health Professions here at NDSU,” Lauren Nordberg, an NDSU pharmacy major, said. “Interprofessional collaboration is critical in today’s health care industry. Working with and learning from my peers in the college, while in Aldevron Tower, will be essential for my future career and patient interactions as a pharmacist.”
Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne talk about Aldevron’s history with NDSU.