According to Dr. Weitz, the grant will allow his lab to work with
RainDance Technologies to develop a new form of fluorescence assisted cell
sorter (FACS). "This research is an important continuation of the
droplet-based microfluidics technology that was pioneered at
McNary noted that the project will "further advance the growth of droplet
biology and the positioning of RainDance and
McNary commended the MLSC and reiterated his praise for the State's $1 Billion Life Sciences Initiative "as the stimulus for RainDance's decision to relocate to Lexington, Mass., from out of state this May."
Dr. Weitz called the grant "an excellent example of a partnership between the state government, local industry and academia to combine basic research with commercial development that brings economic value and jobs to the state, while benefiting society by providing important new technologies for health care. I am grateful to the State of Massachusetts and to the MLSC for their support."
"The Cooperative Research Grant Program builds on the Center's strategy of
using public investments to leverage private sector resources as we pursue our
dual mission of job creation, and support for good science that will improve
the human condition," said Dr. Susan Windham Bannister, President & CEO of the
MLSC. "We were thrilled that RainDance Technologies cited the Life Sciences
Act as one of their reasons for moving to Massachusetts, and we are pleased to
support this worthy collaborative research project, which holds promise for
both job creation and imp
|SOURCE RainDance Technologies, Inc.|
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