WPI Receives Research Grant to Support Cell Engineering Program
NEC member Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recently received an $877,314 grant from a funding initiative led by Governor Charlie Baker’s Administration and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC).
The grant program is funded by the MLSC Open Capital Program, which provides resources for investment in cutting edge equipment and infrastructure. The Open Capital program provides grants to support the life sciences sector in Massachusetts. WPI was one of 11 programs to receive a grant from the MSLC, which aims to support collaboration with industry stakeholders to improve the biomanufacturing process for critical drugs, therapies, and other treatments. WPR will use the funds to purchase equipment that will assist researchers in developing techniques that could revolutionize the manufacturing of gene therapies.
“WPI has played a vital role in spearheading biomanufacturing efforts across Massachusetts and throughout the region, and we’re confident that this funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will further those activities,” said Bogdan Vernescu, Vice Provost for Research at WPI.