The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced a commitment of $2.5 million to the Network of Pediatric MS Centers, a network of nine centers that includes the Mayo Clinic, the University of California at San Francisco, Stony Brook University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s Hospital Boston, Texas Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda University, the State University of New York at Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. According to PR Newswire, the funding will be used to research the cause of MS by investigating risk factors for the disease in children close to the time of exposure.
"This investment provides the infrastructure and research support needed to keep this unique network ― with the largest group of well-characterized pediatric MS cases in the world ― moving forward," said Dr. Timothy Coetzee, National MS Society chief research officer. "Driving research to improve the care of children affected by MS and determining what triggers this disease is part of our commitment to all people living with MS."
Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and university lab equipment at life science marketing events taking place at two of these institutions receiving MS research funding may also be interested in learning about NIH and NSF funding statistics for these institutions. In 2012, the Mayo Clinic received $223.6 million from the NIH, while the University of California, San Francisco received $521.3 million in research funding. The department at the University of California, San Francisco receiving the most NIH funding was internal medicine, which received 299 awards and $146.4 million in research funding. Other University of California, San Francisco life science departments receiving NIH funding included anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding at the Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco organized by department name, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.
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Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites all lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and university lab equipment at life science marketing events to attend our Rochester BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the Mayo Clinic and our San Francisco Parnassus Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event at the University of California, San Francisco.
Last year, the Rochester BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 122 attendees. Of those who attended, 30 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 11 were lab managers. The trade show visitors came from 12 different research buildings and 28 departments around the clinic. The San Francisco Parnassus Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event attracted 246 attendees last year, of which 59 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 33 were lab managers. The San Francisco attendees came from 25 research buildings and 55 departments campus-wide.
Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that has been organizing life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country for 20 years. To learn more about our life science marketing events at the Mayo Clinic and the University of San Francisco, or to get detailed funding statistics for these institutions, click on the buttons below. If you would like to market your life science solutions and university lab equipment at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events.