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Jan. 6, 2023

$1 million grant provides advanced microscope to tackle challenges in health research

Researchers enjoyed an early gift in December when the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC took delivery of a microscope that can enhance data quality and precision. The FLIM-FRET fast imaging system (fluorescence lifetime microscopy and Förster’s resonance energy transfer) will enable researchers to better analyze the structure and function of complex biological systems.


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Creating a healthier future. For everyone.

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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Your generous support of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's rigorous biomedical research enterprise makes a difference for our faculty, students, and patients. Every donation helps accelerate the pace of new discoveries to help patients with cancer, neurological disorders, heart disease, and even rare genetic disorders. Private donations fast-track our progress.