Science Market Update

$78.5M For New Research Facilities at University of Michigan

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

A $78 million project to renovate two empty buildings at the former pharmaceutical research complex at the University of Michigan, known as the North Campus Research Complex, was recently approved by the UM board of regents. The 101,000 square feet of renovated space will be used to create more than 50 modern research laboratories for UM Medical School researchers.

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Tags: University of Michigan, New research facilities, Michigan, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, Midwest Region, New research center

University of Minnesota Receives $8.2M in New Funding for Cancer Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The University of Minnesota has been awarded a five-year $8.2 million grant from the The National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a cell migration simulator that will predict how cancer cells move throughout the body.

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Tags: University of Minnesota, cancer research, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Research Funding, MN, UMinn, Midwest Region, new research grant, cancer research funding

WashU Receives $10M for Research on Immune-Based Therapies

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The $10 million gift from Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky will advance cutting-edge research at the newly named Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs. Research at the center focuses on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

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Tags: Washington University, Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis, new research funding, cancer research, infectious diseases, Immune System, MO, Midwest Region, immune system research, Washington Univsersity St. Louis, cancer therapy

Breast Cancer Research Breakthrough at UI Urbana-Champaign

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and each year over 40,000 women die from it. However, thanks to research conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the number of deaths due to breast cancer may soon be significantly reduced. 

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Tags: breast cancer research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, cancer research, Cancer Treatment, Cancer, UI Urbana, Midwest Region, UIUC, cancer therapy

MU Receives $3M for Hepatitis B Treatment Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Dr. Stefan Sarafianos, a professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Missouri, was recently awarded a research grant of $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop new drugs to treat Hepatitis B (HBV).

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Tags: Missouri, University of Missouri, Drug Development, MO, NIH award, Midwest Region, MU, Hepatitis B, University of Missouri, Columbia

$13M Grant for Ebola Virus Research at Washington University

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

A team of researchers led by Gaya Amarasinghe, associate professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $13 million NIH grant to study the replication process of the Ebola virus. 

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Tags: Washington University St. Louis, Research Funding, MO, NIH grant, Midwest Region, ebola

$40M Bio Engineering Research Facility at MSU Now Opened

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Collaborative research projects across engineering and biomedicine are elevating Michigan State University's status as a top research institution thanks to its newly constructed Bio Engineering Facility

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Cancer Research and Therapy Gift of $100M to Mayo Clinic

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Proton beam therapy is a form of targeted cancer treatment that has fewer debilitating side effects than traditional radiotherapy. The Mayo Clinic is a world-class center for cancer research and care in the Midwest, and now it will expand its holdings to include two new proton beam therapy centers, one in Rochester and another at its sister clinic in Phoenix.  The type of advanced pencil beam scanning therapeutic equipment that the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Center will use is very expensive (the two facilities will have a combined total cost of over $400M for 8 treatment rooms), and the $100 Million outright gift from philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson made earlier this year will go a considerable way toward advancing the project's progress.

Intensity-modulated proton beam therapy is less damaging to the cancer patient's healthy cells (surrounding the cancerous growth) because:

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Tags: cancer research, Rochester, Mayo Clinic, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MN, RMN, Midwest Region, 2011

UIC Researchers Find Laboratory Supplies at Life Science Vendor Fair

Posted by Lindsay Gruver on Fri, Apr 15, 2011

The University of Illinois, Chicagois one of the top schools in the nation and home to the largest medical school in the United States.  During the 2010 fiscal year, UIC reached over $300 Million in research expenditures.
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University of Michigan Opens 174 Acre Research Campus Complex

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Apr 14, 2011

In 2009 the University of Michigan bought the shuttered Pfizer campus adjacent to its North (Ann Arbor) Campus for $108 Million.  The 174-acre, 30-building, 2-million-square-feet of research and administrative space have since been renamed the North Campus Research Complex, and the Complex' Venture Accelerator has just opened with five startup companies as tenants.  The 16,000 sf Accelerator facility is designed to fast-track new businesses based on UM technology by providing lab and office space, IT infrastructure, business services, and mentorship.  The Accelerator is a branch of U-M's Tech Transfer, which also moved onto the new campus, along with the Business Engagement Center and the Medical School Business Development.

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Tags: University of Michigan, Michigan, new construction, Midwest Region

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