Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor

2008 Collaborative Grant Winners Raise the Bar for Collaborative Research

Published on May 30, 2008

Awardees of STAC‚??s 2008 Collaborative Research Award program represent 24 scientists from 14 organizations across Rhode Island and include research in medicine, police forensics, engineering, chemistry, biology, oceanography and environmental science.

Winning teams include scientists from Bionica, Brown University, Celgen, NABsys, Organomed, ProThera Biologics, Rhode Island College, Women and Infants Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Rhode Island State Police, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and the University of Rhode Island.

The program, designed to advance research projects that are collaborative across institutions, well positioned to receive follow-on funding and have significant technology development and commercialization potential, is now helping to support some the state‚??s most promising research endeavors.

Projects pursued by the 2008 program awardees include:

  • A collaboration to develop new ways to treat complicated pregnancies,
  • Projects to discover better medicines for breast cancer, heart failure and asthma,
  • The development of technologies that assist police in obtaining high quality evidence from low resolution video,
  • The acquisition of shared equipment that enables Rhode Island scientists to better study proteins and their role in disease,
  • An effort to better understand and manage green algae ‚??blooms‚?Ě in Narragansett Bay,
  • The development of new platform for creating better hearing aid technology,
  • A project to develop a fast and inexpensive test for anemia in at risk populations,
  • And, an effort to accelerate the commercialization of novel genome sequencing technology and make Rhode Island a center of excellence in bioanalytics

For more about the 2008 and past year recipients, click here.

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