On November, 6 ASU released the news that they would be partnering with seven research universities to establish a new Science and Technology Center.
The center will be funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF awarded three grants for Science and Technology Centers in 2013, the other two went to Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The new center will be based at the University of Buffalo and is expected to advance drug development. The focus of the new center will be a new bio-imaging technique that would allow scientists to analyze molecules that weren’t possible to analyze before.
Being able to analyze these molecules will give scientists insight into what is actually happening with diseases and help them to determine what could alter these activities.
The grant for this center is a huge accomplishment for Arizona State University. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the professionals at ASU. Through the development of this new imaging technique, ASU, and the other research institutes involved will be able to make important advancements in drug development.