In an article on our Science Market Update blog last week, we featured some life science funding news stories that we covered in our Life Science Company and Industry News Briefs blog the week before. We’d like to do the same this week because a number of last week’s funding news stories may be of interest to lab suppliers working to sell lab equipment at these well-funded research institutions. In the following paragraphs, we’ll give a brief summary of what schools received funding, how much funding they received, and what the topic of research is. We’ll also include links for further reading.
Harvard University researchers recently received $2.1 million from the NIH. The life science funding will go towards unlocking the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells to advance our knowledge of human development and disease. The project leader is Dr. Alexander Meissner.
Led by Dr. Barton Haynes, Director of the Human Vaccine Institute in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, researchers at Duke applied for and received $13.8 million from the NIH to study the induction of protective B-cell responses to HIV-1.
Researchers at Emory University received $5.1 million for a study titled “B-Cell Biology of Mucosal Immune Protection from SIV Challenge.” The project leader is Eric Hunter, PhD. Dr. Hunter’s area of expertise is HIV/AIDS, and his research focus is understanding virus-cell interactions, how independently targeted capsid and glycoprotein molecules are brought to the assembly site, what pathways are used, and what roles cell- and virus- encoded gene products assume while this is going on.
Emory University Hospital
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill received a $6.7 million grant from the NIH to continue the work they do contributing to cancer research. Dr. Henry Shelton Earp is the Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The University of Pennsylvania is another school to receive funding from the NIH. The $9.1 million the University of Pennsylvania received will go towards clinical and translational science.
If you are a lab supplier interested in working to sell lab equipment at life science marketing events and these funding stories sound interesting to you, we encourage you to read more about these schools receiving funding in the articles linked to above. Each article also contains recent NIH and NSF funding statistics for the discussed school, along with information and links to receive more information about the life science marketing events we organize at these schools.
Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that has been organizing life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country for twenty years. If you are a lab supplier interested in taking advantage of the wealth of life science funding available at the schools with which we organize life science marketing events, and you’d like to sell lab equipment at these schools, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events and our 2014 calendar of events.