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U. Idaho Receives 5 Grants Worth $.5M

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

idahoThe University of Idaho, Moscow is home to five newly funded projects thanks to a set of grants dispersed by the Idaho Department of Commerce IGEM (Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission) Council. It was recently announced that the council was also awarding IGEM grants to Idaho State University and Boise State University, with five of the grants going toward research at University of Idaho.
 Life science at the University of Idaho, Moscow is getting some increased attention (and increases in funding via state grants) thanks, in part, to several important projects underway on campus. The five awards were made to the following University of Idaho projects:

  • Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation “Bio-Concrete,” to determine the commercial viability of using an emerging green technology dubbed “bio-cement” to strengthen soils around existing structures. Business partners are Avista and URS. $114,864
  • Commercializing Aquatic Animal Health Products, aimed at reducing fish loss in aquaculture facilities through vaccine and feed additives. Business partner is Aquatic Life Sciences, Inc. $124,021
  • Pesticide Application Technology, to develop new spraying system to increase efficiency of pesticide applications. Business partner is GenZ Technology. $46,146
  • High Speed Digital Package Measurement and Modeling for Next Generation Memory Modules, to enable rapid development of high-speed memory products and packages. Business partner is Micron Technology, Inc. $150,000
  • Determine Viability of Automated Quantitative Detection of E. coli 0157:H7 at a Beef Processing Facility, to rapidly screen for bacteria and use unique software to recognize and confirm bacterial colony growth. Business partners are Agri Beef and IntelliScience Corp. $78,076

Taken as a whole, these five grants represent a vital injection of over $500k into University of Idaho bioresearch. The University of Idaho, Moscow is an active research university with strong graduate programs in biotech and life sciences. These and many other active projects keep life science researchers, professors and staff constantly involved in bioresearch that requires access to the latest in biotechnology and laboratory consumables.


Laboratory vendors interested in marketing to researchers with strong funding at the expanding University of Idaho can consider the following: 

  • The University of Idaho plans to construct a $50 million Integrated Research and Innovation Center beginning in July with anticipated completion in 2016. 
  • The University of Idaho received a $20 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the changing climate in the Pacific Northwest.
  • 2 grants totaling $80 million for biofuel research were given to the University of Idaho, University of Washington and Washington State University.

Laboratory equipment vendors can promote their in-demand products to eager researchers in 2015 by becoming an exhibitor at the 1st Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Front Line Event at University of Idaho, Moscow on October 15, 2015. 

Get Pricing Researchers Pre-register to Attend

Image credit: Allen Dale Thompson

Tags: Bioresearch, Moscow, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, University of Idaho, Research Funding, Idaho, Bioconcrete

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