Lab suppliers interested in generating life science sales leads and hoping to sell lab equipment at Alabama life science marketing events may be interested in the latest funding news and rankings at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The University of Alabama is a research powerhouse with much of its strength lying in the life sciences. According to the UAB website, the University of Alabama at Birmingham was ranked 52nd in the world for its research in the life sciences and 94th overall among 500 worldwide universities in the 2011 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.
In yesterday’s blog, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. spotlighted two schools receiving funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Funding totaled $2.5 million and will be given to a network of nine institutions searching for a cure for MS including the Mayo Clinic, the University of California at San Francisco, Stony Brook University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s Hospital Boston, Texas Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda University, the State University of New York at Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The University of Alabama is an unexpected standout in the science research marketplace. This campus ranks among the top in the nation, flanking closely with the top NIH funded universities, and yet there is surprisingly little sales rep traffic on campus.