UNDRF Economic Development will be established through the growth of start-up companies and the end result of the work done by the following companies:
LIFE SCIENCE Cluster:
•Avianax, a North Dakota corporation, is working collaboratively with UNDRF and the faculty from the School of Medicine & Health Sciences to develop therapeutic antibodies and vaccines to aid in the treatment of West Nile Virus and Avian Influenza.
•NovaDigm, California, will work with UND Research Foundation and School of Medicine & Health Sciences on developing vaccines for antibiotic resistance Staphylococcus and Candida.
•Center of Infectious Disease, researchers from School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who involved in basic and applied research on Yersina pestis (the plague), Avian Influenza and West Nile Virus.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES Cluster:
•UND Advanced Engineered Materials Center, advocates and encourages interdisciplinary research collaborations in the area of materials science and engineering through the University of North Dakota.
•LM Windpower, has formed a strong partnership with UND, working on a number of projects, ranging in scope from simple testing of laminate samples to the support of Mechanical Engineering Senior Design projects to the recent sponsorship of several graduate students in the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Departments.
For more information with doing business in the Grand Forks area contact Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation at www.grandforks.org
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