Make no bones about it; scientists at University of California, Davis are finally fleshing out the intricacies of skeletal stem cells. According to a university press release, UC Davis surgeons have launched a “proof-of-concept” clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from fluid used during orthopaedic surgery. The new approach may prove essential to delivering stem cell therapy to stubborn, non-healing bone fractures.Read More
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Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits the electric college town of Athens, Georgia, just 61 miles northeast of Atlanta where the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) calls home. This alliance gives ground to many major scientific discoveries that help resolve some of the world's largest scientific challenges. GRA generates new investments totaling $2.6 billion, it's programs have achieved dozens of science related breakthroughs, created more than 5,700 new science related jobs, and more than 200 new companies. The Georgia Research Alliance helps scientists and researchers take their ideas and discoveries, and transform them into a more profitable business.
The UCSF Mission Bay research campus opened in 2003 at one of the offsite University of San Francisco locations. This biotechnology hub combines medical facilities, university research and industry collaboration. The level of integration and collaboration between facilities will accelerate new discoveries and allow them to move quickly from basic research into clinical practice. Since the opening of Genentech Hall, seven new buildings have been added to the campus, and two more are in planning and scheduled to begin construction.
Since 2004, the University of Minnesota's research portfolio has grown by 41% – the second-highest growth rate among U.S. public research universities. This phenomenal growth rate has helped pushed U of M to 9th among the nation’s top research universities. In fact, the University of Minnesota garnered a record $823M in outside research funding for 2010. In addition, 14 new companies were launched in past 18 months from the University-based technologies. This resulted in the University garnering nearly$84M in gross annual revenue from patent and licensing activity in 2010.
It's back to school season, and that's especially exciting at UC Riverside. The new Medical School Research Building will be the first public medical school in California in the last 40 years and the 5th medical school to be created in the UC system. The 58,000 square foot research and teaching medical school will begin accepting students this fall semester.
Who doesn’t dread that soft buzzing sound we recognize as the imminent attack of the summer mosquitos? Fortunately for world health, the disease factor associated with these insects may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to innovative research being done in university laboratories across the U.S. Our Science Market Update has been keeping track of such research. Earlier we reported on work at UC Irvine; more recently we looked at a very different approach in a biogenetics lab at Rockefeller University.
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Researchers have a lot at stake with every lab supply and equipment purchase they make. Each experiment in an ongoing study typically has multiple steps, with often complex methods. The success of each individual step is based on the steps that came before it. Sometimes each process takes days, weeks, or months. And, scientific research being what it is, in the end the entire process need to be reproducible.
The University of Alabama is making a strong name for itself among the life-science community. UAB receives more than $400 million annually in research grants, and ranks in the top 25 in NIH funding, flanking closely to UCSD and UCLA. HOwever, there is surprisingly little sales representative traffic on campus. Biotechnology Calendar Inc. will be hosting an opportunity to Exhibit at UAB at the 2012 annual Bioresearch Product Faire™ Event. This event will allow laboratory suppliers and life science professionals to meet face-to face with over 325 pre-selected academic researchers as they actively seek solutions to their research challenges.