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May 15, 2024

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Virginia Tech shine as innovations receive TechNite acclaim

Biotechnology leaders connected with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Virginia Tech were center stage at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite 2024 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

“It is rewarding to see the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council recognize the remarkable achievements of innovators, biotechnology, and emerging business leaders from throughout the region, including those associated with Virginia Tech and with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC,” said Michael Friedlander, executive director of the research institute and Virginia Tech vice president for health sciences and technology. “They each exemplify ingenuity, dedication, and entrepreneurship, not being satisfied only to make discoveries and innovations in the laboratory, but also to bring their work to the community to better serve humankind."


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The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is one of the nation’s fastest-growing academic biomedical research enterprises and a destination for world-class researchers. The institute’s Virginia Tech scientists focus on diseases that are the leading causes of death and suffering in the United States, including brain disorders, heart disease, and cancer. Since its founding in 2010, the research institute has experienced unprecedented growth: doubling its enterprise and lab facilities in Roanoke, while also investing in brand-new laboratories on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, D.C.

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