Science Market Update

Penn Research Funding Dollars and Lab Sales Opportunities

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

UPenn is a top research marketplace with significant funding from federal and private sources. In addtion to the main campus, UPENN is developing property on the Schulkill River to expand its research facilities and programs.

Current federal funding:

  • 2012 Life Science R & D Expenditures: 9th Ranked = $680,601,000
  • 2012 NIH Funding: 4th Ranked = $454,975,727

New Centers and Renovations:

The University of Pennsylvania received $25 million to establish a center for the treatment and prevention of cancers associated with hereditary BRCA mutations.

A new $20 million federal grant will be used to create the University of Pennsylvania Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science that will conduct tobacco related research.

The University of Pennsylvania completed a $4.3 billion fundraising campaign, including $225 million to the Perelman School of Medicine. Thirty percent of the campaign total will go to development of the medical campus buildings and laboratories.  

Ongoing Research Programs:

UPenn received $20 million from Novartis where their combined scientists can work on an immunotherapy approach to treating cancers and leukemia. 

The University received $11.9 million in renewal support for further research at the Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence. 

The University of Pennsylvania received $12 million from the National Institutes of Health in order to establish a new Center of Excellence in Prostate Cancer Disparities 

In 2013 the University of Pennsylvania received a $9.1 million Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. 

UPenn has been awarded $10 million over a 5-year period towards a Single Cell Analysis Program. This will fund three research centers which can work jointly at identifying patterns of gene expression in individual human cells within a variety of tissues such as those of the brain, heart, placenta, and olfactory system. 

UPenn received $12 million five year grant from the National Health Institutes to study the pharmacogenetics of nicotine addiction treatment. 

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology received a new grant of over $8.3 million, which extends the centers mandate through March 2015, to further study environmental agents and their impacts using genotyping and biomarkers.

The University of Pennsylvania Muscular Dystrophy Research Center received additional funding of $8 million for the next five years to continue research.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently received $3.7 million in science research funding to study nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and work to personalize the use of these drugs on certain patients to minimize adverse effects.

University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to conduct breast cancer research.

UPenn received $2.5 million to begin Phase 2 human trials which will examine effective treatment of post-surgical orthopedic infections using a new anti infection drug.

NIH awarded the University of Pennsylvania $2.4 million to study methods of combating bacterial drug resistance.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded the University of Pennsylvania $2.3 million to study signal transduction in atherosclerosis.

UPenn has been awarded $2 million for innovative research to prevent chronic diseases among African-American men with HIV.

The University of Pennsylvania was granted $1.2 million to study the effects of asbestos exposure.



UPenn marketing opportunities



Upenn lab product marketing opportunities   

Research Laboratory Sales Opportunity:

Be sure to join us this year for the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event being held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We are expecting a large crowd this year and as always, lunch will be provided. 

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