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Gates Foundation, Amgen Award ISB $13M to Support its Operations

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Systems Biology said today that it has been awarded two grants worth $13 million -- a $10 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and another award from Amgen worth $3 million.

 

The awards "provide critical support for a new Institute that is attempting to change the practice of biology and medicine in the 21st century," said Leroy Hood, ISB president and co-founder, in a statement.

 

ISB did not provide details on specific projects that the grants will support.

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