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UMass President Awards $240,000 in Grants to Accelerate Research Commercialization

Pointing to a desire to “build on this program’s track record of success,” UMass President Jack M. Wilson today announced the awarding of $240,000 in grants to University researchers whose work evidences strong potential for commercial development.

The 2008 awards consist of eight grants of $30,000 each to UMass researchers. Their technologies represent a broad range of disciplines and were selected as the leading technologies from among dozens of submissions for support from the fund.

“Researchers on all of our campuses continue to make critical contributions to the advancement of science. To ensure that these ideas reach their maximum potential and that the public can realize their benefits, we support the commercialization of UMass-developed technology with these grants,” said President Wilson. “In addition to our core educational mission, the University of Massachusetts serves as an innovation engine for the Commonwealth, fostering the development of new technologies-such as medicines and tools for surgery and patient assessment – that will foster medical breakthroughs as well as economic development in the Commonwealth.”

This year’s funding recipients have made scientific breakthroughs with the potential to advance technology used in medical devices, health assessments, HIV drug effectiveness, biomass fuel production, and even the microscopes that contribute to better research.

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