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Reno Researchers occupy a Rapidly-Expanding Marketplace

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

800px-reno_(nevada)As one of Nevada’s leading research institutions, the University of Nevada, Reno is a lucrative and expanding market for life science research. UNR is home to hundreds of active and highly subsidized scientists who receive millions of dollars in R&D funding annually for lab supplies.

Over the past decade, the research enterprise at the University of Nevada, Reno has grown substantially. The University has tripled its sponsored research grants and contracts total during this time, exceeding more than $150 million. (

According to the UNR research website, their mission is to:

  • Support world-class research, innovation and commercialization at the University
  • Develop major existing and emerging research areas
  • Provide faculty, students and staff with the highest quality administrative services and a competitive infrastructure that will enable them to excel in their research, scholarly and artistic endeavors
  • Minimize burden on faculty
  • Foster ethical conduct in research and adhere to all regulatory requirements

Take a closer look at some of UNR’s recent research projects:


UNR Researcher Nets nearly $1.5M for Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Microbiology professor Dr. David AuCoin from the University of Nevada School of Medicine has begun to develop a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for Ebola virus. 


UNR Receives $10M from NIH for Brain Research

A $10 million grant was given to the Reno research institution by the NIH to help expand the University’s neuroscience research and capabilities using advanced functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).


UNR Receives $5.4M to Establish New Core Facilities To Help Research Smooth Muscle Plasticity

Kenton Sanders, PhD, from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, recently received Phase 3 COBRE funding in the amount of $5.4 million over five years to continue his research of Smooth Muscle Plasticity, as well as to establish new core facilities that will help with this research.


For an overview of current UNR research projects, click HERE

un_reno-resized-600The University of Nevada Reno's more notable areas for research and creative activity are: Genomics and Proteomics. The core laboratory facilities in genomics and proteomics, respectively, support research on campus in the Schools of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Key funding stats from UNR:

  • UNR 2013 Life Science R&D Expenditures: $40,101,000
  • UNR received $10 million from the NIH for fMRI research 
  • UNR received $10 million for neuroscience research into short term memory loss 

10-unrLast year, the BioResearch Product Faire™ Front Line event at University of Nevada, Reno attracted attendees from 6 different research buildings and 9 on-campus departments, including lab managers, post docs and purchasing agents.

To market your lab products directly to active researchers from UNR and the Reno area, consider reaching out to the life science marketplace at the University of Reno BioResearch Product Faire™ Front Line Event. Exhibit spaces are filling fast so contact us today.

For more information click below:

Exhibit at University  of Nevada, Reno

To view the full schedule of 2015 Biotechnology Calendar Events, click here:

 2015 Trade Show Calendar

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