Innovation Center

Innovation Center

In 2009 the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center received a substantial gift from Dr. Robert D. and Dr. Patricia E. Kern to advance its mission and create the Innovation Center. Researchers at the Innovation Center are developing new technologies using mass spectrometry that can be transferred into commercial use. This gift is also being used to hire researchers and purchase state-of-the-art mass spectrometry equipment for the Center.

The mission of the Innovation Center is to nurture a research enterprise at the high school, undergraduate and postdoctoral levels; to promote collaborations across institutions of higher learning in the greater Milwaukee area; to encourage collaboration within the Medical College of Wisconsin through internal research grants, and to invite visiting faculty to present seminars on topics related to the Innovation Center research.