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Army awards up to $50 million to establish Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies

Santa Barbara, Calif.--The Army Research Office (ARO) is awarding an initial grant of up to $50 million over five years to a partnership among researchers at three universities to establish the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB). The partnership includes the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Six industrial partners are also participating by developing the technologies being created in the university laboratories.

Jim Chang, ARO director, said, "Our aim in setting up this Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies is to improve dramatically the effectiveness of the Army by creating a single conduit for developing, assessing and adapting new products and new biotechnologies in direct support of the Army's mission. We are enabling a focus for biotechnology research which is advantageous to the Army and which also leverages, on the Army's behalf, investments in biotechnology research by government research funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health."

UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang said, "We are delighted to be part of such a strong team with our partners at Caltech and MIT and in industry. At Santa Barbara we have been excited for some time about the emerging potential for research discoveries at the interface between biological sciences and physical and engineering sciences. This project will give scientists and engineers at the three institutions and their industrial collaborators an extraordinary opportunity to conduct research at that interface and at the forefront of new biotechnology."

Daniel Morse, chair of the UCSB Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program and a professor of molecular genetics and biochemistry, will serve as director of the new institute. Frank Doyle, a UCSB chemical engineering professor who holds the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp
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Contact: Jacquelyn Savani
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805-893-4301
University of California, Santa Barbara - Engineering
27-Aug-2003


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