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2010-04-27 11:15:00

Funding Enables Six Commercial Biotechnology Product Projects COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Biotechnology Center, the State of Maryland's portal to programs and resources intended to grow and strengthen the state's bioscience community, has enabled biotechnology product development projects to be funded through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program through $270,000 in support. The Center recently signed off on initial funding for three...

2009-07-22 08:10:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute's (Mtech) Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a University of Maryland initiative, today announces 17 high-tech research projects between Maryland companies and university faculty to develop commercial products. Almost half (seven) of the projects are energy-related, from new wind turbines to energy-scavenging batteries to green roof materials and wireless energy monitoring...

2008-07-30 12:01:17

Sanaria and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute have received a multi-year small business innovation research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The small business innovation research (SBIR) grant will support research and development efforts to genetically engineer mosquitoes that can enhance Sanaria's whole-parasite malaria vaccine production process. David O'Brochta, director of the Insect...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanaria Inc., a privately held company in Rockville, Maryland, and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) announced the receipt of a multi-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support research and development efforts to genetically engineer mosquitoes that can enhance Sanaria's...

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2006-10-23 19:10:00

A class of especially hardy microbes that live in some of the harshest Earthly environments could flourish on cold Mars and other chilly planets, according to a research team of astronomers and microbiologists. In a two-year laboratory study, the researchers discovered that some cold-adapted microorganisms not only survived but reproduced at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, just below the freezing point of water. The microbes also developed a defense mechanism that protected them from cold...


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