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Life Sciences Centers of Excellence

Center of Excellence in Life Sciences & Advanced Technologies
University of North Dakota Research Foundation

4201 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202
701-757-5100

Launch Date: March 2007
Award: $3.5 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $4.005 million

The Center of Excellence in Life Sciences and Advanced Technologies (COELSAT) is a research and development hub where the focus is commercializing research and intellectual property. The facility provides research laboratories, "wet" laboratories, and office and production space to tenants. The COELSAT provides the necessary infrastructure to serve North Dakota life science and technology companies, and to attract new companies to the state.
 
Center of Excellence for Passive Therapeutics
University of North Dakota Research Foundation

4201 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202
701-757-5100

Launch Date: June 2009
Award: $2.65 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $6.554 million

The Center of Excellence for Passive Therapeutics develops passive (antibodies) therapeutics from agriculture products for people exposed to or infected with viral infections or diseases. Once shown effective in pre-clinical and clinical trials, therapeutic products using antibodies from goose sera or eggs will be produced in their entirety in North Dakota.
 
Center for Avian Therapeutics for Infectious Diseases
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
501 N. Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
701-777-2610

Launch Date: August 2012
Award: $700,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $1.43 million

The Center for Avian Therapeutics for Infectious Diseases (COREATID) conducts research to demonstrate the therapeutic value of goose antibodies in both mammals and birds. The research trials conducted by this center are the final preclinical studies necessary to move goose antibodies, specific for avian influenza, to licensing in the case of antibodies for animal health targets.
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