Brazilian Zika Virus Research Selected as Recipient of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, Latin America QuickFire Challenge

June 6, 2016 - JLABS @ TMC
2 years ago
Press release

Research from Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies and Engineering
Research, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, awarded six months residency at JLABS
@ TMC incubator in Houston, Texas (USA)
São Paulo, June 6, 2016 – Janssen Brazil and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS,
today announced that a research project from Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of
Graduate Studies and Engineering Research, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, led
by Professor Leda Castilho, has been selected as the recipient of the QuickFire
Challenge award in Latin America, an initiative sponsored by Janssen Brazil and
Johnson & Johnson Innovation to support life science innovation in the region.
Professor Castilho, who was selected for her cutting-edge Zika virus research, was
awarded six months of residency at the JLABS @ TMC incubator in Houston, Texas,
where she and her team will have access to state-of-the art laboratory space, core
research facilities, operations management and business services, as well as
entrepreneur-related educational curriculum and networking events.

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