16 Sep UW-Madison labs given $1 million to support stem cell research
MADISON – Four advanced pieces of scientific laboratory equipment worth approximately $1 million was donated by the private WiCell Research Institute. WiCell made the gifts as part of its ongoing efforts to support stem cell research on campus and the work of the university’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC). The SCRMC was founded in 2007 as a virtual umbrella center for stem cell researchers across campus and is under the joint direction of the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Graduate School.
The donated equipment and campus recipients were an Agilent 1100 High Performance Liquid Chromatography System that was donated to the core facility of the Waisman Center, Graduate Center, a Thermo Scientific Electron Mass Spectrometer LTQ-Orbitrap that was gifted to the Department of Chemistry, College of Letters & Science, a Baker EdgeGard EG-6252 Clean Air Bench that was donated to the Synchrotron Radiation Center, Graduate School, and an Eksigent Nano LC-2D System that was gifted to the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and Public Health.
“The primary mission of WiCell is to support stem cell science and researchers here on campus at UW-Madison,” says Erik Forsberg, executive director of the research institute. “We hope these gifts supplement scarce university and state funding to expand access to state-of-the-art equipment for researchers across campus, and in particular members of the SCRMC.”
The WiCell Research Institute, founded in 1999 as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of science and medicine by unlocking the potential of stem cells.