A Medical Device Daily

The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute's (Mtech; College Park, Maryland) Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a University of Maryland initiative, reported 17 high-tech research projects between Maryland companies and university faculty to develop commercial products.

Almost half (seven) of the projects are energy-related, from new wind turbines to energy-scavenging batteries to green roof materials and wireless energy monitoring systems. Five are biotechnology projects, including therapeutics for malaria, West Nile Virus, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus, cancer, and staph infections.

Worth $3.7 million, the projects combine $2.3 million from participating companies and $1.4 million from MIPS. Funding supports research in the laboratories of participating university faculty, who work closely with partner companies to advance their products. All funding goes to the project faculty and often supports the work of graduate students.