University of MD, Baltimore and Hopkins Faculty Researchers Win 2014 BioMaryland Life Prizes
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
- $50,000 grants help further research, bring new discoveries to commercial market –
BALTIMORE, MD (February 19, 2014) – Faculty researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University were recognized last night for their groundbreaking research and its impact on human health with 2014 BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) awards. Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray and BioMaryland Center Executive Director Dr. Judy Britz presented the awards to Dr. Jonathan Powell of the Johns Hopkins University Kimmel Cancer Center to further develop a new therapeutic agent for diabetes type II; and to Dr. Eduardo Davila of the University of Maryland, Baltimore for his T-cell based universal immunotherapy platform to fight cancer. First awarded in 2010, the LIFE prizes are two $50,000 grants funded by the BioMaryland Center along with the two universities to help advance research in biotech and biopharma, medical devices, or diagnostics that have the greatest potential for commercial application.