Science Market Update

Big Business in Texas for Lab Suppliers

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Does your Lab Equipment and Product Territory Include Texas?

The Texas Medical Center has recently fostered a $25 million initiative designed to support technologies and early-stage companies and to further the TMC’s mission to advance health, education and research. 

"The Texas Medical Center unveiled plans for the TMC Venture Fund to an audience of more than 600 investors, hospital stakeholders, advisors and members of Houston’s innovation ecosystem" see press release.  For those wondering just how big this is compared to the overall Texas Medical Center research marketplace, current estimates for the size of this market range from $1.8 Billion to  $2.2 Billion.

 

R esearchers from Texas Medical Center are constantly looking for improvements in lab equipment; consumable lab supplies, and high quality research services and they find them at the Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ at Houston's Texas Medical Center.
 
"I talked with several companies with equipment that we can write in to a grant, hopefully purchase in the future."
 
"I came because I am interested in the products and possible promotions from companies. I found specials on items that I plan to order in the immediate future."
 
"Curiosity and innovation brought me to the show today"
 
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Arizona Researchers Quicken Infection Diagnosis

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Oct 26, 2015

The time between a patient being admitted to the hospital with an infection and the doctor making an accurate diagnosis needs to be quick so the proper treatment can be prescribed. Sometimes, however, the time between admission and diagnosis can take too long, leading to the infection spreading and causing more damage.

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OHSU Sets Sights on $3.3M in NIH Funding for New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 26, 2015

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute are taking a strike at the leading causes of blindness, thanks to over $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology, OR, Portland, NIH funding, research grants, NIH grants

UC Davis Researchers Focus on Biotech and Receive $4M Grants

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Two prominent researchers at UC Davis are under a microscope for their work in stem-cell biotechnology. The pair from University of California, Davis was awarded close to $4 million in funding to improve biotechnology intended for physicians studying stem cell treatments.

The two grant awards, of over $1.8 million each, were awarded to Laura Marcu and Kent Leach by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to continue developing technology that is used in stem cell treatments for vascular disease, bone and cartilage repair.

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Tags: CA, Stem cell research, California, 2015, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology, Sacramento, Davis, UC Davis - Medical Center, UCD

UCSF Makes Lemonade, Receives $1.35M for Pediatric Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… and if you’ve got lemonade, make a lemonade stand. However, when Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gives you millions in research funding, now you can help cure childhood cancer. Thanks to a little girl who once made lemonade to raise money for childhood cancer research, two UC San Francisco faculty members are among researchers being nationally acknowledged for their work in pediatric oncology.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch funding, Leukemia, California, Pediatric Cancer Research, grants, 2015, Biotechnology, Life Science, UCSF, San Francisco at Mission Bay, cancer research funding, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event

WSU Team Tests Mycofiltration Biotechnology to Purify Water Supply

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, May 24, 2013

Mycology is the branch of biology devoted to the study of fungi (mushrooms), which, we're increasingly learning, are truly astonishing in what they can do. With the support of a grant from the EPA, a team of Washington State University scientists is developing a mycofiltration system to purify storm water of bacteria before it re-enters the urban water supply. Professor Marc Beutel is an environmental engineer who has joined forces with renowned mycologist Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, a research laboratory and retail company also in Washington State. Together they have completed the first phase of a study titled Mycofiltration Biotechnology for Pathogen Management, wherein they have successfully used fungi to create a "living net" to filter effluent bacteria. The project was funded by an EPA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award.

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University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: $536.6M in Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Feb 01, 2013

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is one of the most richly funded markets in the country for biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers, as recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics show. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of Michigan $456.3 million in research funding. The money has been awarded to various departments for research projects including:

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Tags: Midwest, NIH, MI, NSF, Michigan, University of Michigan, Research Funding, Ann Arbor, Biotechnology, BioResearch Product Faire Event, U-M, lab supplies, 2013, 2014, UMich

Minnesota Researchers Fight Cancer With Fungi

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 10, 2013

While today’s advancements in biotechnology suggest that there’s nothing we can’t artificially produce, sometimes there’s just no substitute for nature’s own recipes. At least, that’s the philosophy behind the University of Minnesota’s Schmidt-Dannert Lab, whose aim is to harness compounds created in natural organisms like plants and fungi that cannot be produced by chemical means. Many of these compounds have beneficial properties that can be used in further research and drug production.

For example, take chloroplasts, the organelles that perform photosynthesis inside plant cells. They provide energy to plant cells when exposed to light. Animal cells don’t have chloroplasts, which means they’re missing out on a valuable energy source. The Schmidt-Dannert Lab, led by University of Minnesota professor Claudia Schmidt-Dannert, is working toward is creating solar-powered animal cells that are more productive and produce different sorts of organic materials.

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UCSB Microfluidics Biotechnology Device Detects Chemicals With Canine Accuracy

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Yesterday we looked at two biologically inspired engineering experiments out of the Wyss Institute in Boston. Today we're on the West Coast at the University of California Santa Barbara's Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) marvelling over another technology that takes its cue from the biological world. It's a microfluidics device designed to function much like the super-sensitive nose of a dog, and it's already being commercialized for use in bomb detection, though other applications could include bio/chemical detection in industrial and healthcare settings as well. Results of the research gauging bomb detection accuracy specifically were published recently in an article in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

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Tags: California, CA, Southwest, University of California Santa Barbara, Lab-on-a-chip Technology, 2012, Biotechnology, Front Line event, UCSB, Santa Barbara

UCLA Vendor Show Provides New Products and Photo Fun

Posted by Jennifer Linard on Fri, Apr 13, 2012

The 29th Semiannual Los Angeles Biotechnology Vendor Showase™ Event (BVS) at UCLA on April 5th, 2012 was a success with close to 600 researchers looking at a wide variety of new products.  Attendees had the opportunity to investigate the latest technology, enjoy a free catered lunch, and take fun Science Ninja photos!

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