WRF awards more than $2 million in grants to support the development of plans for life-science initiatives in the state

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) awarded nearly $2.2 million in grants to 12 teams at Fred Hutch, Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology, University of Washington, and Washington State University. These grants will support the development of large-scale life-science initiatives aimed at enhancing Washington state’s life-science innovation ecosystem over the next 12 to 18 months. The funded projects focus on diverse areas such as immunotherapy, neurotherapeutics, and drug delivery.

“We were delighted to see the interest that was generated by our call for creative, collaborative ideas that would spur innovation in Washington,” said Meher Antia, Ph.D., WRF’s director of grant programs. “The planning grants are just the beginning of a process that we hope will result in long-term impact in a broad variety of life science areas.”

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