Researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will both receive grant money to continue their breast cancer research. Ten programs at the two schools will receive $3.6 million from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the money will be used to study the causes of breast cancer and work towards developing vaccines.
According to North Carolina Public Radio, Pam Kohl, the director of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Triangle to the Coast affiliate, said that the research money will affect not only patients, but researchers as well. Kohl said that Duke University’s Kimberly Blackwell, a Komen Scholar, is one such researcher who will benefit.
"When she spoke at our Race for the Cure in the Triangle in June she told 15,000 people that if it had not been for Komen funding, her lab would have had to close," Kohl said. "So this kind of funding is critically important for life-saving breast cancer research."
Lab suppliers interested in working to sell lab equipment and market life science products in North Carolina may also be interested to know that Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are both very well-funded markets. Duke University received $355.6 million from the NIH in 2012. For a full list of life science departments receiving funding organized by department, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.
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In addition to receiving NIH funding, Duke University was awarded $46 million in research funding by the NSF in 2012. The funding was distributed among various projects in life science fields, including macrosystem biology, developmental systems, cellular dynamics and function, systematics and biodiversity science, genetic mechanisms, neural systems, physiology and structural systems, bio informatics, evolutionary processes, population and community ecology, and ecosystem science.
In 2012, the NIH also awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $367.8 million in research funding, while the university received $38.8 million from the NSF in 2012. Of the NSF research money, $11.5 million went to life science projects alone.
Given the schools’ recent grant and the impressive funding statistics at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, lab suppliers may want to work to sell lab equipment and market life science products at Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. North Carolina life science marketing events. If you are a lab supplier interested in networking with others in your field at Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Duke BioResearch Product Faire™ Event and Chapel Hill BioResearch Product Faire™ Event.
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