The other Maryland Biotechnology Center awardees

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Maryland Biotechnology Center awarded a total of $1.3 million to seven applicants, including the University of Maryland's Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility. The other recipients are:

-- Zymetis, a College Park company formed by two University of Maryland professors in 2006, received $200,000 for a project to generate fuel using whey.

-- Fyodor Biotechnologies, based in Baltimore, was given $200,000 to commercialize a test to check urine for signs of malaria.

-- Silver Spring-based InfraTrac will invest in a product that monitors for counterfeit drugs with its $100,000 grant.

-- Baltimore-based Gliknik partners with the University of Maryland Baltimore to develop medicine that aids in organ transplants. The duo netted $200,000.

-- James Gammie of the University of Maryland Medical Center was given $200,000 to develop surgical tools that help repair the heart's mitral valve.

-- The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County received $200,000 to buy a mass spectrometer, used to measure atoms and molecules.

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