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July 2009

Purdue and Indiana Universities Join Forces: The Indiana Innovation Alliance
Purdue President France Córdova and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie have brought these typically rival universities together for a common purpose: The Indiana Innovation Alliance. The Indiana Innovation Alliance is a groundbreaking, institution-wide bioscience partnership between Purdue and Indiana universities.

The leaders claim the alliance, focusing on Indiana's life science industries, would strengthen the state economy by creating jobs and bringing improved or new technologies into industry. Together, the Universities are asking asking for $70 million in state funding over two years to jump-start the alliance.

For more information on the Indiana Innovation Alliance, check this site, or these Frequently Asked Questions.

The Lafayette Journal and Courrier covered an Indiana Innovation Alliance Day at the Statehouse in February. The text of the article, highlighting how the Weldon School may benefit for the Alliance can be found here.

Ouyang Receives American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award
Assistant Professor Zheng Ouyang has been named one of three recipients of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award. The award, designed to promote academic research in mass spectrometry by outstanding young scientists, is presented each year by the society. The award includes $25,000.00 for use by the recipient to support their activities. Please join us in congratulating Professor Ouyang on this honor.
Sweet Technique for Nerve Repair
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technique using spun-sugar filaments to create a scaffold of tiny synthetic tubes that might serve as conduits to regenerate nerves severed in accidents or blood vessels damaged by disease.

Read more... http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2009a/090226ShiNerves.html

Ladisch Receives Charles D. Scott Award
Distinguished Professor Michael Ladisch will be presented with the Charles D. Scott Award at the annual Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals the first week in May 2009 in San Francisco.

Read more... https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/News/Announcements/CharlesDScottAward

As always, we welcome you to campus as we continue to advance both higher education and the medical device and biotechnology fields. If you are interested in learning more about the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, please contact Julia Colby, our Manager of Development Operations, at colbyjm@purdue.edu. We would like to learn about you, answer your questions, and schedule a visit.