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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State University today unveiled MicroRx, a first-of-its-kind enterprise to speed the transition of life-saving research on infectious diseases from the academic world into the global marketplace. MicroRx is just the first of the university's "Superclusters" - alliances of academic researchers, economists and business experts designed to encourage collaboration and bridge the vastly different worlds of business and academia. Colorado State today also announced its Superclusters acceleration research-to-market model, which the university began developing in 2004.
"University research scientists often try to double as entrepreneurs to transfer their discoveries into useful products and medical remedies," said Larry Edward Penley, Colorado State University president and co-creator of the Superclusters model. "Our Superclusters model encourages their direct collaboration with industry experts, …