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UW-Madison, Lentigen to Collaborate on Influenza Research Project

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support research aimed at understanding the molecular features that lead to influenza pandemics. UW-Madison will collaborate with Maryland-based Lentigen Corp. on the project.

As part of the grant, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Lentigen Corp. have agreed to broadly disseminate the knowledge generated in this project to the scientific community. This means that key pieces of the intellectual property created during the project will be donated by WARF to the international research community in an effort to improve human health across the globe.

To read the full press release, visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Web site.

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