NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Isotope Technolgies will fund a postdoctoral research position at Dupuesne University to develop products for environmental and biomedical analyses, the company said today.
AIT uses mass spectrometry to measure minute amounts of materials, such as metals, in biomedical or environmental samples to determine contamination and toxicity.
The company is funding the position through a grant from Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, an economic development initiative formed to accelerate Western Pennsylvania's life sciences industry.
This is the university’s first such agreement with a biotechnology company, according to the school.
Financial details were not disclosed.