University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
- Amount: An estimated $272,264.15
- Terms: One-time transaction
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First published Monday, January 25, 2021
The University awarded a contract for a 3D bioprinter.
The RegenHu 3D Bioprinter will be used for regenerative research, nanotechnology research and cancer research.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) The RegenHu Bioprinter has all the functions necessary for conducting cutting edge research at the UIC Rockford campus. The bioprinter will enhance regenerative research, nanotechnology research and cancer research in the campus. This printer will help keep the research faculty and graduate students competitive nationally and successful in acquiring federal grants. The Blazer Foundation of Rockford donated $500,000 to purchase this Bioprinter. The donors felt that the printer will make UIC College of Medicine a unique center in the Midwest and are excited that we are establishing a new Bioprinting facility at Rockford.
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