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NIH announces five new Research Evaluation and Commercialization (REACH) Hubs

October 19, 2023

NIH recently announced awards for five Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) to accelerate the creation of small businesses and the transition of academic research discoveries into products that improve patient care and enhance health. These new REACH hubs will support innovators from diverse personal, educational, and professional backgrounds across 76 non-profit research institutions spanning 12 states.

The new hubs are:

  • Chicago Biomedical Consortium Hub of Innovative Technologies for Entrepreneurship and Science (CBC-HITES) led by Northwestern University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore Life Science Discovery Accelerator (UM-BILD)
  • University of Montana’s L.S. Skaggs Institute for Health Innovation (SIHI-REACH)
  • Gulf Coast Consortia led by Texas A&M Health
  • Mid-South REACH Hub led by Vanderbilt University
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