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UNCW Receives $15 Million Grant for Marine Biotechnology Facility

The UNCW Center for Marine Science (CMS) was awarded a $15 million matching grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the construction of a new Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina facility at UNCW.

The new facility will house MARBIONC, a program that focuses on the application of marine biotechnology for health, food and energy. Research areas include drug discovery, detection technologies for human-origin marine pollutants and biotoxins from microorganisms, and algae farming for biofuels and mariculture.

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