August 22, 2007
Cancer Research and Treatment Supercluster
Building on more than 35 years of excellence in cancer research and biomedicine, Colorado State University today named its second Supercluster, Cancer Research and Treatment, along with NeoTREX, an embedded business enterprise dedicated to speeding the transition of life-saving cancer research from the academic world to the global marketplace.
The Supercluster will focus new and existing cancer research from five colleges across the university via a highly collaborative structure with the goal of developing effective treatments and products in the fight against cancer and quickly moving these advances into the marketplace and to the people who need them.
NeoTREX Chief Operating Officer also named
Colorado State today also announced Dr. Terry Opgenorth as the chief operating officer for NeoTREX. He will also serve as COO of MicroRx, the business arm of the university's first Supercluster focused on infectious disease research that was announced in February. Opgenorth joins the university after 20 years with Abbott Laboratories' Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development organization where he most recently served as divisional vice president of drug discovery overseeing antiviral research, metabolic disease research and target-lead discovery research.
Superclusters more rapidly deploy CSU innovations
The Supercluster concept was created by Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley and Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Frank as a way to more rapidly deploy the innovations derived from Colorado State research laboratories to address the most serious global challenges, including cancer and infectious disease.
Colorado State's innovative Superclusters are alliances of academic researchers, economists and business experts organized to address great global challenges, encourage collaboration and bridge the vastly different worlds of business and academia. Each Supercluster combines an academic component and a business component, which allows the public to reap benefits from the university's unsurpassed research and greater acceleration of this research to market.
For full details, visit http://www.superclusters.colostate.edu.
Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone Number: (970) 491-6009
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