About the center

The Center for Biomedical Research

The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is a multidisciplinary research center devoted tothe study of  advanced biomaterials, devices, therapeutics, and related biomedical topics for applications in the biomedical industry.

The objectives of the center

  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration that enhances the rate of scientific discovery and technological advances to develop the next generation of biomaterials, biomedical devices, and therapeutics
  • Enhance facilities and equipment for biomedical research
  • Develop research and education programs to train the next generation of biomedical engineers, providing a future workforce for the vital biotechnology industry in Missouri and the US
  • Promote technology transfer and entrepreneurship to commercialize new knowledge, which should improve patient outcomes and expand economic development in Missouri and the US.

Faculty Research Investigators

Faculty members at Missouri S&T who have research interests in biomedical science are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) as Research Investigators.
For more information

Please contact the director, Dr. Richard Brow.

Research Funding

The CBR typically supports 3 to 5 seed projects each year. A call for white papers is issued to all Missouri S&T faculty members by August 31st. One-year projects recommended for funding by external reviewers start on January 1st of the following year.


John W. Claypool Award for Biomedical Research

The John W. Claypool Fund for Biomedical Research was established in 2000 with a generous gift from Mr. John W. Claypool. The distribution from the endowment is used to support graduate/undergraduate students who are conducting biomedical research. A call is issued in the Summer Semester and the award is made at the start of the Fall Semester.