Today, Mayor de Blasio announced four winners of infrastructure grants totaling $38 million as a part of LifeSci NYC, a $500 million commitment to help establish New York City as the public health capital of the world. Today's awards will fund applied research and development (R&D) facilities at four of New York City's leading scientific research institutions--Columbia University, Montefiore-Einstein, the New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Rockefeller University.

Each facility will be dedicated to facilitating partnerships between New York's leading academic scientists, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies, with the ultimate goal of advancing innovative treatments for patients and growing the local industry.

"New York City has fought back COVID-19 by trusting science and working closely with our partners in the scientific community. That work is only just beginning," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "As we rebuild a fairer and better city, it's time to make New York City a global leader in pandemic response. This city will stand with the life sciences in good times and bad, and I can't wait to see what our world-class partners will create in the years to come."

 

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