Feds award $20 million grant for research center based at Georgia Tech


Georgia Tech - with the help of Emory, the University of Georgia and others - will create a research center to develop technology to produce therapeutic cells that it hopes will revolutionize cancer, heart disease and other research work.

The center will be funded by a $20 million grant from the federal government’s National Science Foundation (NSF), Tech announced Tuesday.

“Georgia Tech has a long history of building collaborative partnerships with industry, the national labs and other research universities. With the support of the NSF and this new (engineering research center), we will be able to capitalize on expertise in multiple areas, taking transformative research from the laboratory to practice much more quickly,” Georgia Tech president G. P. “Bud” Peterson said in a statement. “The Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies will also help us educate, train and prepare the workforce in a new industry, thereby continuing to strengthen the U.S. economy.”

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