Biomarker Research and Individualized Medicine (BRIM) Center


 Translational Health and Bioscience Center

The University of Toledo Center of Excellence in Translational Health and Bioscience is a new endeavor within the BRIM center, recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2009.  UT currently has eleven demonstrated candidate biomarkers discovered by UT investigators, which provide excellent substrate for further validation, development and subsequent commercialization into the Ohio economic base. In the backdrop of a strong culture of entrepreneurship and collaboration, the BRIM Center is poised to continue to extend the number of bioscience spin-offs from the current eight (four of which are biomarker focused). The BRIM Center will continue to build a robust bioscience cluster and stimulate further economic development, boost programmatic growth of regional biotech/pharmaceutical industry, and create new high-tech job opportunities in Ohio.

The Goals for the next 5 years are:

  1. To recruit nine additional renowned and highly respected biomarker discovery and commercialization experts
  2. To create a Biomarker Validation Core Lab Facility equipped with state-of-the-art biobank and "omics" technology and associated technicians and epidemiologists
  3. To develop additional biosciences graduate programs in translational research
  4. To double the extramural biomarker research funding from $15 million to $30 million per year
  5. To quadruple funding in intellectual property protection and technology transfer

Last Updated: 6/26/15