The RNA Institute at the University at Albany is settling into its niche as a technology development center, one year after opening its $9.4 million facility.
The research center applied for six patents this year, more than the rest of the university combined. The institute also has about eight research projects underway to develop the technology, methods and software for analyzing RNA. The projects are driven by research in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields to use RNA, or ribonucleic acid, as a tool in therapeutics and diagnostics.
Two local research collaborators include drug developer Albany Molecular Research Inc. and the state Department of Health. Full Original Article
Jan 15, 2015