Cook Medical has provided a research grant of $1 million (825,700 pounds) to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI).
The donation is to be matched by a contribution from the Lilly Endowment and will be used to support IBRI's next phase of growth. The institute is dedicated to discovery science and applied research, with a focus on cardiometabolic disease, diabetes and poor nutrition.
“Cook Medical has provided a $1 million research grant to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute.“
Cook Medical joins life science companies such as Dow AgroSciences, Lilly and Roche Diagnostics as institute founders and scientific advisory board members, with other founders also including the state of Indiana, Lilly Endowment, Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
IBRI was established in 2013 to operate as an independent research institute, dedicated to attracting top entrepreneurial researchers pursuing breakthrough science and innovation.
It is working with philanthropic, academic and industry partners to ensure its discoveries can be efficiently translated into viable new products for use by patients.
Steve Ferguson, chairman of the board of Cook Group, said: "The partnership with IBRI provides opportunities to improve patient care, while stimulating Indiana's economy through the life sciences industry."
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