The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center recently announced that it will be giving $9 million in grants to Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital to update research labs. Harvard Medical School will be receiving $5 million of the money and plans to use the research funding to create a Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, which will be multidisciplinary in nature and will help to supply better information on clinical trials while drugs are in the process of development. Boston Children's Hospital will use the $4 million it receives from the state to establish the Children’s Center for Cell Therapy, which will include renovating labs to create specialized stem cell culturing facilities.
According to The Boston Globe, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray said in a statement, “This funding is part of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s overall efforts to collaborate with academia and the business community to enhance research, workforce training, and job creation in the life sciences.”
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center plans to give $1 billion over the next ten years to invest in Massachusetts’s life sciences industries. Governor Deval Patrick has made life science funding in Massachusetts a high priority. So far this year, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has announced over $9.35 million in grants to life science projects in the Boston area.
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Biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers in Boston will find a great deal of lab sales leads at Harvard University, especially taking into consideration this $5 million grant and the latest NSF and NIH research funding statistics. In 2012, the NSF gave Harvard University $55.3 million in research funding. The money was distributed among a number of projects in the science research field. These programs of study include bio informatics, molecular biophysics, evolutionary processes, ecosystem science, systematics and biodiversity science, population and community ecology, developmental systems, cellular dynamics and function, and genetic mechanisms.
In addition to Harvard University receiving NSF research funding, the NIH website says it awarded Harvard University $392 million in research funding in 2012. The funding was distributed among a number of different departments at the university, including anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, internal medicine, microbiology and veterinary sciences, to name just a few.
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