The research of Jeffrey Morgan, professor of medical science and co-director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering, is among the positive stories around the state highlighted by the Rhode Island Foundation in a campaign launched Wednesday, July 31, 2013, with the slogan, “It’s All in Our Backyard.” Morgan has developed “3-D petri dishes” that promote lab growth of tissues for research where the volume and structure of tissues are important. He has founded a local company, MicroTissues Inc., and works with a manufacturer in Cranston. “When I was approached by the Rhode Island Foundation, I was happy to contribute a positive story to their campaign,” said Morgan, whose story is among those featured in a Providence Journal report on the campaign. “It’s a chance to highlight our research, speak to how the University’s Technology Ventures Office is helping move innovations into the marketplace and how Rhode Island is a place where high-tech things can be manufactured. I’m sure there are hundreds more positive ‘my backyard’ stories to be told by other Brown faculty and Rhode Islanders.”

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