The MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) has announced its latest round of grants, totaling $1.1 million, given through the Sanofi-aventis Biomedical Innovation Award Program. Recipients include Paula Hammond, Rudolf Jaenisch, Rajeev Ram, Anthony J. Sinskey, and Michael Strano. This program offers MIT faculty and researchers the opportunity to compete for funding for research related to diabetes, cancer, fibrosis and wound repair, infectious diseases, as well as research related to inflammation and immunology, ophthalmology, aging and targeted drug delivery. Proposals are sought twice a year (in the spring and fall).
The selected projects are:
- Noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging of fibrosis
- Nanolayer Assemblies for Biologic Drug Release in Diabetic Ulcer Healing
- A Tissue Implantable Near Infrared Fluorescent Glucose Sensor for Continuous Glucose Monitoring based on Glucose Binding Protein/Carbon Nanotube Conjugates
- High-Throughput Tools for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Neurodegenerative and lysosomal storage diseases: iPS cell-based disease models to study the role of autophagy
To learn more about the projects, visit: http://web.mit.edu/cbi/research/sabip/index.html