Life Sciences and Research

Technology transfer and commercialization in health care is accelerated by the state's principal academic research institutions Brown University and the University of Rhode Island.  Discovery is fueled by Rhode Island's many Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). Each is germane to the health care specialties of local entrepreneurs. 

COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development
Rhode Island Hospital

COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function
Brown University

COBRE: Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease  
Brown University

COBRE for Perinatal Biology
Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair
Rhode Island Hospital

Endothelial Injury and Repair: Cardiopulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE
Ocean State Research Institute

Immune-Based Interventions Against Infectious Diseases
University of Rhode Island

Stem Cell Biology: New Directions in Clinical and Basic Research
Rhode Island Hospital

Participating IDeA-CTR Institutions

RI-Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Lead Institution
Brown University

RI Hospital
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Women and Infants Hospital
Miriam Hospital
Butler Hospital
Bradley Hospital
Providence VA Medical Center
RI Quality Institute

Another useful resource is CoresRI which lists hundreds of shared research instruments and services at a multitude academic and medical institutions around the state. The resource is open to any scientist looking to arrange access to needed facilities for research purposes.