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Founded:
1967
Mission:
Transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.
Wright State University is named after Dayton’s early aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and continues their tradition of innovation. A rich and dynamic community of nearly 18,000 students on two campuses, Wright State has an ongoing commitment to transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve. A Carnegie-classified research university, it is an accredited state university offering a broad range of studies across eight colleges and three schools.
Founded:
2009
Mission:
Accelerate biotech innovation for rare disease treatments through science-driven public policy.
Currently, there are fewer than 400 approved treatments for 7,000 rare diseases affecting more than 30 million Americans. The science exists for many of these diseases to be treated; however, treatments may never be developed because of roadblocks in the development process, such as a lack of investment and a challenging regulatory environment.
Founded:
1765
Mission:
Employ an interdisciplinary approach to understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease and investigate new strategies for treatment.
The Perelman School of Medicine, formerly known as the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school. The School has ranked among the top five medical schools in the country for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools and is among the top 10 medical centers for primary care. It is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Founded:
1868
Mission:
Create knowledge and prepare a diverse body of students to excel in an increasingly complex and global society.
Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State's main campus in midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout southeast Michigan.
Founded:
1806
Mission:
Our three fundamental values - caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement - are part of everything we do.
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a global company serving people in more than 200 countries and territories with consumer products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable. The company focuses on strong global brands in its core businesses - oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition. Colgate follows a tightly defined strategy to grow market shares for key products, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, bar and liquid soaps, deodorants/antiperspirants, dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, fabric conditioners and specialty pet food.
Founded:
1992
Mission:
To discover and develop cancer therapeutics.
At Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary, our imperative is to build a leading cancer therapeutics company like no other, working toward a unified goal that drives us forward ... to deliver breakthrough cancer treatments to patients with the urgency they deserve. By working in collaboration with patient advocacy groups, healthcare providers and business partners, we push the boundaries of science and cancer therapeutic development.
Founded:
April 2005
Mission:
To provide patients, customers, community and employees with a bright future by changing tomorrow.
Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the Americas and employs nearly 3,000 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Founded:
February 25, 1847
Mission:
The conduct of research, scholarship and creative activities is at the core of The University of Iowa's multiple missions of education, research, service and outreach to the state, region, nation and beyond.
The University of Iowa (UI) has long been recognized as a leader in fields as diverse as health care, the sciences, humanities and the arts, in interdisciplinary studies and in the recognition of creative activities in awarding advanced degrees. The research enterprise is an essential element of the university's identity as one of the most distinguished public research universities in the United States.
Founded:
2004, building opened 2008
Mission:
To translate the promise of genomics into all practical realms-medical, educational, agricultural and commercial-in order to improve our lives.
HudsonAlpha began with biotech entrepreneur Jim Hudson and the philanthropic Alpha Foundation, set up by Lonnie McMillian. With other leaders and more than $80 million in private donations, Hudson and McMillian built a nonprofit research organization that not only advances the life sciences but fosters the collaborations necessary to speed the movement of discoveries out of research labs into patient care. An additional $50 million came from then-Alabama Gov. Bob Riley in August 2005.
Founded:
1954
Mission:
To advance the global orthopaedic research agenda through excellence in research, education, collaboration, communication and advocacy.
The Orthopaedic Research Society recently held its 60th annual meeting in New Orleans; the four-day event welcomed more than 3,000 attendees. (The original annual meeting was one day, and eight were in attendance.) ORS is comprised of around 2,900 members; slightly more than 2,000 are based in the U.S. Most are bioengineers, orthopaedic surgeons, biologists and veterinarians.

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