MLSC Cooperative Research Matching Grant
Fraunhofer CMI has been awarded MLSC Cooperative Research Matching Grant. The Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is designed to promote industry-academic research collaborations, support translational research, and accelerate the commercialization of promising products and services.
Dr. Alexis Sauer-Budge, of Fraunhofer CMI, is one of the research partners that were authorized to receive a Cooperative Research Matching Grant (grant amount: $225,000) in June 2015. Fraunhofer CMI is partnering with AdvanDx to propose the development of a rapid and low cost system for positively identifying the microbes causing sepsis, which would then lead to faster treatment. Sepsis accounts for 40% of all ICU costs, making it the most expensive condition treated in US hospitals. According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, sepsis cases cost more than $20 billion to treat in 2011.