Washington state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund said it’s awarded a total of $600,000 to four state research teams.
The four researchers who will each receive $150,000 include: Julie Brown, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Rodney Ho, University of Washington; Eric Seibel, University of Washington; Harlan Robins, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Here’s more information on the awards:
Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund Announces Commercialization Grant Awards And A Follow-On Competition
SEATTLE, Washington, July 20, 2010—The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced $600,000 in awards to four Washington state-based research teams to support commercial development of health-related technologies. The funded projects will concentrate on improving the success rate of lumbar punctures (spinal taps) in children; developing a safer and more effective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent; enhancing a DNA sequencing technology to profile T cells within the immune system; and developing a device to detect early stages of tooth decay.
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