Three Alabama Universities to Receive $1.3M in Funding for New R&D Efforts

Alabama’s State Governor, Kay Ivey, has shown support of innovation in the state with his latest announcement. Governor Ivey has awarded $1.3 million to stimulate new R&D projects at three different Alabama universities. 

These programs will focus on life-improving projects and will be funded through the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund – a state-funded program created under the Alabama Innovation Act.

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Total: $666,910.
    • $316,910 to conduct research relating to the development of a new neurovascular stent for stroke treatment.
    • $350,000 to conduct research involving the development of a new material in dental root-canal treatment.
  • The University of Alabama. Total: $486,026. 
    • $399,831 to conduct research relating to development of a membrane for the removal of some man-made chemicals which may cause harm in humans.
    • $86,314 to conduct research involving the development of ultra-high performance concrete using materials available in Alabama.
  • Lastly, Auburn University. Total: $184,773.
    • $184,773 to conduct research relating to the development of an iron-based contrast agent in an angiography procedure that examines blood flow in the body.

“Often, the research and development that comes out of our universities has far-reaching and life-altering impacts across a wide array of issue areas,” said Governor Ivey. “Alabama’s future outlook is largely dependent on our ability to find solutions to the problems of tomorrow, and I commend the students and professors for their dedication and time-consuming efforts to ensure Alabama remains the leader in innovation that it is.”

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