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UML gets $150G biomanufacturing grant

By From the Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell has received a $150,000 grant to establish two pilot projects at its BioManufacturing Center that will partner products pioneered by private businesses with university research into how best to mass produce them.

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's John Adams Innovation Institute announced the award Thursday.

It is a part of a public-private biotechnology research effort that also involves the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Tufts University as well as industry partners Nova Biomedical, Antigenics, Cambrex, Genzyme, Invensys, Millenium and Wyeth.