St. John’s Medical Research Institute recently added seven scientists and other staff members. Part of the staff increase is funded thanks to a $4.8 million Department of Defense grant to develop front-line use products that can save damaged corneas and preserve eyesight after blast and chemical injuries.
Dr. Tauber is principal investigator on the research and product development initiative, in collaboration with the leaders and scientists of the research and development division at the institute. The initiative is in partnership with the United States Army, Walter Reed Army Medical
Center, Missouri State University and The University of Colorado.
The Institute now has 25 full-time equivalent employees and more than 50 products under development.
A Clinical Trials Division has more than 71 trials underway. Established in 2007, the R&D Division has grown from a team of two scientists in a single lab to a multi-faceted group of engineers, scientists, marketers, and administrators, expansive growth in facilities and equipment, and continual innovations to improve patient care.
New staff members include: