Win a research award valued up to $15,000 in Biological Industries USA (BI-USA) products and services. Multiple awards available. Application deadline is February 15, 2019 and Winners will be announced by March 31, 2019.
BI-USA is now accepting applications for its Stem Cell Research Award. The application process is open to nationals and/or legal residents of the United States of America who are at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
BI-USA's Stem Cell Research Awards are designed to encourage cutting-edge scientific research using a variety of cell types that are critical for regenerative medicine applications, including human stem cells (hPSCs and MSCs), T cells, and endothelial cells. Our aim is to provide a culture of excellence through our highly experienced scientific consultation and advanced xeno-free, serum-free media products and protocols that support the maintenance and propagation of undifferentiated and differentiated cells. The Stem Cell Research Award provides the winning scientists with BI’s stem cell cell culture reagents and technical consultation for up to 6 months, as well as a travel award to attend one scientific conference to report findings.
Application deadline: February 15, 2019
Illustration Photo: Adult-like cardiac tissue engineered from human pluripotent stem cells contains transverse tubules, the hallmark of maturity, seen in immunofluorescent images. Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to form a model of human adult-like cardiac muscle by introducing electric and mechanical stimulation at an early stage. Since this muscle is similar to the adult heart, it could serve as a better model for testing the effects of drugs and toxic substances than current tissue-engineered heart models. (credits: Columbia University / NIH Image Gallery / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))