WisPolitics: The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $400,000 grant from the state through WEDC’s Targeted Industry Projects program

WisPolitics: The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $400,000 grant from the state through WEDC’s Targeted Industry Projects program

The money will support MCW’s Therapeutic Accelerator Program, which is housed in the college’s Drug Discovery Center in the pharmacology and toxicology department. TAP’s approach involves setting milestones in the funding process, detailing development plans and finding pathways to bring new therapeutics to market.

According to a release from MCW, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant will support those efforts as well as two other main goals: training and educating “the next generation of southeastern Wisconsin biohealth workers,” and creating new collaborations between industry and academia to improve the region’s “innovation ecosystem.”

“This partnership will further enable TAP to make a major impact in southeastern Wisconsin by developing drugs and therapeutics for improving health and quality of life,” said John Imig, a professor and director of the Drug Discovery Center.

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