Grant money to fund Pittsburgh biotech research | Commercializing faculty innovations

Grant money to fund Pittsburgh biotech research

PITTSBURGH, PA–Lunar exploration firm Astrobotic, the Energy Innovation Center, and the University of Pittsburgh‘s BioForge cell manufacturing center are among those that will benefit from millions of dollars in state grants in the latest round of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds. The University of Pittsburgh will build a biotech manufacturing structure with $1 million from the RACP.

Ohio Third Frontier funds research innovations

CLEVELAND, OH–Case Western Reserve University has received a $1 million grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to help faculty researchers advance and commercialize their innovations. The Ohio Third Frontier initiative began in 2002 with the goal of building a statewide system that moves technology and innovation from research labs to commercial settings. Projects under the funding will be reviewed and chosen by an evaluation committee.

Improving oilseed crops for use as biofuels

MANHATTAN, KS–Kansas State University scientists will receive nearly $1.9 million to better understand how changing the biochemistry of oilseed plants alters their oil production. The money is part of a five-year collaborative grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to improve oilseed crops for use as biofuels and other bioproducts.

Duke University furthers its gene therapy research

DURHAM, NC–Duke University will partner with science and tech innovator Danaher Corporation to further its gene therapy research by developing genomic medicines, precision diagnostics, next-generation biomanufacturing, human systems, and data sciences. Danaher will invest in product innovation that advances external R&D strategies.