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Center of Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology
University: Florida Atlantic University
Director: Amy E Wright
Address: Harbor Branch Oceanograpic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone: 772-242-2459
Fax: 772-242-2332
Type: University Institute or Center
Mission: The mission of the Center of Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology is to establish a coordinated program involving academia and industry aimed at developing Florida’s marine biota as a pharmaceutical resource. The Center brings together groups with established expertise in ocean engineering, marine biotechnology, functional genomics and bioinformatics in a synergistic fashion with the overall goal of discovering and developing new medicines. The Center will establish core laboratories with capabilities in genomics and proteomics, and will create training programs at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. These activities will attract new businesses to south Florida and provide the highly skilled work force necessary to sustain Florida’s growing biotechnology industry. A central objective of the Center is to transfer technology related to marine drug discovery to the industrial sector.
Research Descriptors: Bioengineering
Marine Engineering
Ocean Engineering

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