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Life Science Solutions Funding: Duke Recieves $2M NIH Award

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jun 04, 2013

In light of Duke University’s recent $2 million award for antibacterial resistance research and the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics, lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and hoping to generate scientific product sales leads may be interested in North Carolina life science marketing events. The $2 million award has the potential to reach up to $62 million by 2019, and the research funding was given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the NIH.

According to the NIH website, the project is co-led by Duke University’s Vance Fowler, M.D. and the University of California, San Francisco’s Henry Chambers, M.D. It will focus on designing, applying and administering a clinical research agenda that includes evaluating new antibacterial drugs, administering clinical trials to test resistance, testing diagnostics and researching the best methods available in infection control programs to prevent the spread of resistant infections.

“Antibacterial resistance is a serious and growing public health threat that is endangering the global medical community’s ability to effectively treat conditions ranging from simple skin infections to tuberculosis,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, M.D. “Through this new clinical research network, we will strengthen our existing research capacity and address the most pressing scientific priorities related to antibacterial resistance.”


Duke University

Duke University

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In addition receiving $2 million for antibacterial resistance research, Duke University has a wealth of funding available for lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and interested in generating scientific product sales leads. In 2012, the NSF gave Duke University $46 million in research funding. Life science programs awarded funding were as various as cellular dynamics and function, developmental systems, systematics and biodiversity science, physiology and structural systems, bio informatics, macrosystem biology, evolutionary processes, population and community ecology, genetic mechanisms, neural systems, and ecosystem science.

Duke University also received $355.6 million in research funding from the NIH in 2012.  763 individual awards were given. Some of the departments receiving funding included cell biology, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, internal medicine and pharmacology. For a full list of life science departments receiving funding, including number of prizes and total research funding awarded to each department, please visit the NIH website.

According to Duke Today, Duke University will receive $137 million in research funding to help in the discovery of an HIV vaccine and has already received $19 million of this funding in 2012. The rest of the funding will be given out over the next six years. Approximately 34 million people around the world have HIV, and the research Duke University is conducting now could have an enormous impact on global health.

In light of these funding statistics, lab suppliers may want to take advantage of North Carolina life science marketing events and generate scientific product sales leads by getting the word out on their life science solutions. If you are a biotechnology vendor or lab supplier interested in networking with others in your field at Duke University, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Duke BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service life science marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research universities nationwide. If you are interested in attending a trade show closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events. For more funding statistics on Duke University, click on the button below.


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