|Vol. 19, No. 3||Sept. 9, 1999|
The Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) unveiled its new web site this month, providing a valuable source of information on biotechnology in the First State. The web site at <http://www.DBI.udel.edu> offers information about the institute, as well as education programs, research activities, career opportunities and upcoming events.
The institute is a partnership among state government, Delaware's publicly assisted institutes of higher education (UD, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College) and area industry, whose business interests center on the life sciences. The institute's mission is to engage in leading-edge scientific discovery, provide biotechnology-based education, promote economic development and create high-quality jobs. Broad-based financial support has been pledged from the state of Delaware and UD, as well as the private sector.
"The institute is part of a statewide initiative to position Delaware as a center of excellence in biotechnology and the life
sciences," David S. Weir, DBI, said. "Creating a presence on the World Wide Web will allow us to reach researchers, scientists, students and prospective employees with an expertise or interest in biotechnology and the life sciences."
"The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is an important component in enhancing research and graduate education at the University and throughout the state," UD President David P. Roselle said. "The institute will be instrumental in raising the profile of Delaware as a center for advancing life sciences and information technologies."
DBI's web site is hosted by UD.