Bioscience Group Awards $11 million in Kansas

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Bioscience Authorities has approved more than $11 million in new investments to various Kansas
projects and centers. The grants are part of a $581 million initiative to help Kansas researchers.

About $4 million will initially go to establish a center to create medical instruments, medical devices and composite implants. The program will get $21.7 million over five years.

The center is expected to boost employment in Kansas by more
than 2,000 jobs over 10 years. It is a partnership that includes Wichita State University, Via Christi Health and the National Institute for Aviation Research, among others.

Also getting money is crop development for wheat and sorghum.
Another recipient is expanding cancer drug efforts.

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