Science Market Update

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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Tags: Michigan State University, Midwest, new research building, Midwest life science marketing events, Michigan, MI, MSU, new Building, Midwest Region, Michigan State, MSU – MSU, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, bioengineering

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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Tags: University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, industry news, Midwest Region

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

Scientific Breakthrough at OHSU Sets New Direction for HIV Research

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Apr 13, 2011

A new research study at  Oregon Health Science University - OHSU is probing new treatment options for newborn infants who receive the HIV virus from their mothers.

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Tags: biomedical research, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon, Portland, Midwest Region

Science Marketing Central at U of Michigan Entrepreneur Program

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 12, 2011

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is a major research institution, ranked among the top five nationally in spending, according to NSF statistics.  Yet in today's economy, having funding and prestige is not enough: the future lies in getting research out into the world, and increasingly the way to do this is through strong entrepreneurship.  To build those science marketing skills, UM has developed a Master's degree program in Entrepreneurial Education that combines coursework from the business and engineering schools to teach creative young business-scientists how to "give their inventions legs."

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Tags: University of Michigan, Michigan, Ann Arbor, industry news, Midwest Region

Life Science Industry Thrives at Madison University Research Park

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Mar 29, 2011

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is a research powerhouse that also knows how to turn its R into D, bringing technology to market, jobs to Wisconsin, and steady income back to the university through licensing agreements.

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Tags: Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Research Park, marketing, Midwest Region

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