Missouri has already made significant investments in Biosciences. Once such investment is funding of a new Missouri Plant Sciences Center, a joint venture of the Missouri Technology Corporation and the University of Missouri System. This new venture functions as both a plant science research center but also has manufacturing capabilities. The state has provided $7.5 million in funding and incentives for the center.
Other industry assets include Kansas City's Animal Health Corridor and its reputation as a global leader in animal health and nutrition research, innovation, business function, and production. At the core of this corridor is the cutting-edge research being conducted at the institutions considered stakeholders of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, including:
- University of Missouri-- Columbia, which has a Life Sciences Center and a Swine Research Center,
- Stowers Institute of Medical Research, which is an international leader in basic science and comparative medicine research and has a $2 billion endowment, and
- Midwest Research Institute, which boasts more than 60 years of science research and development experience and specific expertise in various animal health care services, such as pharmaceutical safety.
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