Friday, March 11, 2011

Boettcher Investigator Melissa Reynolds Receives $1.3 Million Defense Grant

Quoting from the online postings:

"The Department of Defense has awarded a Colorado State University chemistry professor a three-year, $1.3 million grant to develop an artificial, wound-healing material for battlefield injuries.Melissa Reynolds, assistant professor and the only Boettcher Investigator at Colorado State, has developed a biodegradable polymer with healing properties – essentially a soft plastic – that could be used inside or outside the human body. The material contains nitric oxide, which is a naturally occurring substance within the body that can prevent infection while also promoting healthy cell growth...In 2010, the Boettcher Foundation named Reynolds as one of only six 2010 Boettcher Investigators as part of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, which helps recruit, retain and advance scientific talent in Colorado.

Link to Northern Colorado 5

Link to the Coloradoan

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