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By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – Research into fighting disease in shellfish and healing burns with vibrations were among eight projects awarded more than $1.4 million in state grants Wednesday, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced.
The annual Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants are designed to advance scientific work with the potential to create valuable commercial technology, and projects funded this year involve 20 scientists at nine different institutions or companies.
The winning projects, selected by the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council, all involved collaborative research in Rhode Island and were given priority for their commercialization potential and positioning for possible federal funding.
“These grants are an investment in the future of our state,” Chafee said. “I am pleased to see this level of collaboration between industry and academic institutions, and I look forward to the next level of research and innovation these grants will make possible.”
This year’s grants will go to: