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New Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative
The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program, the Preventing Preterm Birth initiative (PPB).
GAPPS seeks projects that explore gestational origins, biological mechanisms and the immunological response to infection and nutritional deficiency which lead to preterm birth, especially in the developing world.
GAPPS will fund several projects for $1-2 million each to discover the biological mechanisms that lead to preterm birth. The Preventing Preterm Birth initiative was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health.
Details and application instructions are available at http://www.gapps.org/healthybirth. Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until 31 January, 2012.
Also in the News...
12/15/11: SonoSite Sold to FujiFilm for Nearly $1B | Xconomy
12/2011: Training leaders for the health and life science sectors | Seattle Business Magazine
12/9/11: Cadence Biomedical named one of the top innovators in Washington | Seattle Business Magazine
12/6/11: State launches $1.6 million Export Washington program for small businesses | Dept. of Commerce
12/4/11: Burkert Releases Twin Power Solenoid Valve Technology. Minimum Size. Maximum Performance. | Announcement
12/4/11: Leroy Hood from ISB featured on 11Alive news story about Personalized Medicine Daty in Atlanta | 11Alive on YouTube
11/30/11: Spiral Genetics, Started by UW Classmates, Looks to Crunch DNA Data in New Way | Xconomy
11/30/11: Cutting-edge research is whittled by state | Crosscut
11/29/11: Download the new Lab Recycling Poster- for labs in Seattle | Clean Science
11/29/11: Julie Overbaugh of FHCRC named one of FierceBiotech's 2011 Women in Biotech | Fierce Biotech
11/28/11: State’s life sciences sector grows despite recession | Seattle/LocalHealthGuide
11/23/11: Seattle's biotech, research economy faces multi-threat future | KPLU News
11/21/11: Washington Global Health Fund Awards Three Grants | Press Release
11/21/11: GenQual announces initial closing of preferred equity funding round | Press Release
11/19/11: State invests in more jobs by increasing its exports | Yakima Herald-Republic
11/18/11: Debt reduction efforts must not siphon resources from medical innovation | The Seattle Times
11/18/11: Biotech industry jobs up, while total employment rate dips | PSBJ
11/17/11: Six Wash. startups to present at the NW Startup Demo | Tech Flash
11/17/11: Physio-Control sold to Bain Capital for $487M | The Seattle Times
11/16/11: A Look Ahead for Washington State’s Life Sciences Cluster | Xconomy
11/15/11: A Look Back on Three Years Of Life Sciences Growth, During an Economic Downturn | Xconomy
11/10/11: Swedish Awarded Major NIH Grant for Brain Disorders Research | Press Release
11/9/11: UW takes Grand Prize in the 2011 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition | Announcement
11/9/11: Accessing capital may challenge life-sciences sector | Flynn's Harp
11/9/11: WEDC releases 2011 Commissioner Innovation Survey | Report
11/7/11: HSSA to Invest $10 Million in Health Sciences Research in Spokane County | News Release
10/27/11: WA Companies Raked in Nearly $32M in September Deals | Xconomy
10/26/11: Emerald Biostructures Gets 3-Year Extension of UCB Drug Partnership | Xconomy
10/26/11:BIO Investor Forum Roundup: Immune Design, Sorbent Therapeutics, Epizyme | Xconomy
10/25/11: Cell Therapeutics resubmits cancer drug to FDA | PSBJ
10/20/11: UW Spinoff Impel NeuroPharma Nabs Two Big Pharma Deals, $500K in Angel Financing | Xconomy
10/15/11: Opportunity for MedTech companies: State of Washington awarded a STEP grant by the SBA | Announcement
10/13/11: The October edition of the Commerce Quarterly Trade Bulletin is now available | Bulletin
10/13/11: New Corporate Grant Competition Planned by LSDF | Announcement
10/12/11: Mobisante’s Smartphone ultrasound device launches commercially | MobiHealthNews
10/10/11: Stem Cell Therapy: A Process With a Promise | Xconomy
10/2011: Washington state added over 36,000 STEM jobs since 2001. States with Largest Presence of STEM-Related Jobs | Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.
10/7/11: Thong Le Named New Chairman of the WBBA, Replacing Tom Clement | Xconomy
10/6/11: Don’t cut back on research now | Wenatchee World
10/4/11: Physio-Control Names Rob Weyer Vice President of Research and Technology Development | DeviceSpace.com
10/4/11: Chris Rivera joins UW Coach Romar and Jerry Lee, Chairman of Mulvanny G2 Architecture on New Day Northwest as part of their Pink Tie Guy Breast Cancer Awareness Segment | New Day Northwest
10/3/11: Bothell Biomedical Manufacturing IPZ has been re-designated as an Innovation Partnership Zone | Announcement
10/3/11: BioLife Solutions Q3 2011 Revenue Up 36 Percent | Press Release
10/3/11: Federal $1.6 million grant to help Washington state exporters | PSBJ
9/30/11: Itzam De Gortari and TechBA Seattle invite WBBA members to trade development mission to Jalisco, Mexico | Announcement and Application
9/28/11: Sony acquires Micronics, Inc., US diagnostic device development venture | Press Release
9/26/11: Cadence Biomedical Receives Phase I Award from National Institutes of Health | Press Release
9/26/11: Cadence Biomedical Announces Close of Convertible Bridge Financing | Press Release
9/26/11: Texas Instruments Completes Acquisition of National Semiconductor | Announcement
9/23/11: Could Seattle lead way in turning stem cells into cures? | PSBJ
9/21/11: Biotech drug factory cultivates new business | The Seattle Times
9/16/11: Women in Bio’s Seattle Chapter Kick-Off: The Photo Gallery | Xconomy
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