The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded the University of Kansas $8.1 million to establish a proof-of-concept center that will help drive medical innovations toward commercialization, the Kauffman Foundation said this week.
 
The planned center, called the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, will receive matching funds from the KU Endowment Association, and will provide seed grants for as many as 24 POC projects per year undertaken by researchers from KU and Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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