Forward BIO Institute awarded $5 million NIH grant

Forward BIO Institute

Forward BIO Institute awarded $5 million NIH grant

UW-Madison’s Forward BIO Institute has been awarded $5 million from the National Institutes of Health for tissue manufacturing.

The grant was announced yesterday at the Biohealth Summit by Professor Bill Murphy, the institute’s director.

“This is a unique public-private collaboration that’s committed to advancing the global biomanufacturing industry,” he said. “We want to train the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in biomanufacturing… That includes everything from undergraduate and associate degrees, all the way to the PhD and beyond.”

Both the Forward BIO Institute and Forward BIOLABS were recently announced as part of the Forward BIO Initiative, along with the already existing organization BioForward Wisconsin.