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Purdue Wins $14.9M Stimulus Grant

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Purdue University has landed a $14.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand the Bindley Bioscience Center and its cancer and life sciences research programs, Purdue said today.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the National Center for Research Resources will be used for a 29,000 square-foot expansion to establish the Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility, which will create 30 to 40 new staff jobs.

"The expansion will complement the capabilities of Bindley and the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research in biophysical and biomolecular analyses, conventional cell imaging and separation, and high-throughput screening technologies," Timothy Ratliff, director of Purdue's Center for Cancer Research, said in a statement. "Laboratories are planned for cancer cell biology, therapeutic and medical device development, cell-based screening, medicinal chemistry, and next-generation imaging."

"This major Bindley Bioscience Center expansion addresses a critical need for disease researchers from across multiple disciplines at Purdue," Richard Kuhn, director of the Bindley Bioscience Center, said. "This also builds on the university's strengths in cancer research, drug discovery and development, engineering, chemistry and instrumentation, and veterinary medicine with a disease research-focused, multidisciplinary facility for biomedical research."

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