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$1M in Biophotonic Sensors NSF Funding at UCDavis

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, May 12, 2017

A $1M grant from the National Science Foundation, funds the Center for Biophotonic Sensors & Systems (CBSS) for future study on biosensors. This is a multi-site program between Boston University Photonics Center and the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology at UC Davis.

This is the only NSF-funded industry/university cooperative that is focused on biosensors. This $1 million funding is for Phase II of this collaborative project to continue collaborations between both universities and their CBSS members, including companies, labs, non-profits and government organizations.

UC Davis Research Labs

Goals of the  Center for Biophotonic Sensors & Systems Program (CBSS) include:

  • Disease Diagnosis
  • Drug Efficacy Testing
  • Patient Drug Effectiveness Monitoring
  • Food & Water Safety

“Faculty from diverse colleges, schools and graduate groups across UC Davis participate in the center and contribute their expertise in spectroscopy, microscopy, imaging, single-molecular analysis, non-linear techniques and more, as well as applications,” James Chan, director of the CBSS at UC Davis and an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “Our goal is to foster early-stage and applied research that leads to significant commercial benefits in diagnosing disease, testing drug efficacy, monitoring patient treatments, assessing water and food safety, and related areas.”

The NSF collaborative center structure also enables university researchers to learn what industry considers the greatest areas of need and which research can be applied to solve real-world challenges for the most benefit to society.  This NSF grant and CBSS gives these university researchers the ability learn and collaborate on what are the unfulfilled needs in the industry and work towards solving these real-world problems.

New UC Davis Funding and Event 

There are almost 1,000 studies underway in basic-science, translational, and clinical research areas on the UC Davis campus, funded by federal and state governments, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, private foundations and philanthropy.

Research strengths at UC Davis Medical include:

  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based clinical care
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury and healing
  • Lifespan health
  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative medicine

 Come to see new Technologies and Laboratory Product Solutions at UC Davis Event:

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is hosting an event at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.  This event allows lab suppliers to meet face to face with science professionals and demonstrate their lab products.  Laboratory product suppliers who wish to increase lab equipment sales should call (530) 272-6675, or visit the link below for more information.  

 

 

 Exhibitors are invited to get more info at Learn More About UC Davis Event

 Researchers: Attend  UC Davis Event  UC Davis researchers are welcome to participate.

 

UC Davis Purchasing Lab Products

  

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