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Gates Foundation awards women's health grant to life science incubator firm – new CIO hired

Bioinnovation Institute (BII) has been granted a considerable sum from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify promising projects relating to women's health, an area that only receives 4 percent of global R&D funds. BII has hired a new chief innovation officer to lead the initiative.

The Bill & Melinda Foundation has awarded BII a large grant to identify new technologies and solutions that can improve the health of women and girls across the world | Photo: Bioinnovation Institute Fonden / PR

A large sum of money has landed at the feet of Bioinnovation Institute (BII), which supports early-stage life science start-ups from its headquarters in biotech hub COBIS, located in Copenhagen.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is behind a grant that will help BII "to identify new technologies and solutions that can improve the health of women and girls across the world, including low-income countries," a company press release states.

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