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MIPS Announces 14 Research Projects Worth $2.4 Million
A new test for oral cancer, a treatment for esophageal cancer, a drug to stop rheumatoid arthritis, and new tools for digital forensics highlight 14 projects approved for funding by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program, an initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland bringing university innovation to the commercial sector by supporting research that helps Maryland companies develop products.
The projects, worth $2.4 million, include $1.5 million from participating companies, as well as $900,000 million from MIPS. All of the funding goes to faculty for the university research.
Participating universities include the University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
Projects approved, with companies listed first, then participating institutions, include:
This is the 37th round of MIPS funding. The program has supported research projects with 335 different Maryland companies since 1987.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. included a $1 million increase in operating funds for MIPS in his proposed FY 2007 Science & Technology Budget.
February 15, 2006