Houston, Texas, Jan. 10, 2023 – Greffex, Inc. (Greffex) and Houston Christian University (HCU) have approved an agreement to partner in the development of laboratory space in the College of Science & Engineering and the School of Nursing and Allied Health at HCU. The partnership will enhance learning experiences for students in relevant academic programs, provide welcome additions to the HCU learning and teaching environment, and provide shared technology and other resources which support the goals of Greffex and HCU.
HCU President Robert Sloan expressed gratitude for the partnership as it “represents the type of engagement and collaboration with the Houston marketplace that our Ten Pillars 2030 strategic plan envisions.”
The purpose of this agreement is to establish a framework for collaboration between the two parties, leveraging Greffex’s scientific and entrepreneurial expertise and resources, and HCU’s expertise in critical disciplines. The partnership aims to foster the improvement of existing, and the development of new, biotechnology tools. Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the parties will also explore collaborative training and educational opportunities presented by the partnership and the disciplines involved.
HCU offers a number of academic disciplines of great relevance to Greffex and other biotechnology companies and is developing new undergraduate and graduate degrees of even greater relevance. These programs include Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and information systems. New degrees in preparation, include clinical laboratory science, and a professional science master’s degree in biology/biotechnology.
The partnership will lead to a number of developments and services, potentially including:
- Development of HCU laboratory space (teaching laboratory space in new Science, Engineering, and Nursing building, including specialized laboratory equipment)
- Cooperative use of HCU lab space
- Internships and other educational experiences for HCU students
- Joint research and scientific development
- Scientific expertise and advice regarding facility and modern biotechnology techniques
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About Houston Christian University
For more than 60 years, Houston Christian University has equipped students to lead, collaborate, and embody a deep sense of spiritual purpose as a result of its central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” The University offers a wide range of majors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, as well as NCAA Division I athletics in the Southland Conference. Located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan centers, HCU’s culture of excellence molds the next generation of educated disciples to be pillars in their communities, preparing them to think critically and biblically as they impact the world.
About Greffex, Inc.
Greffex, Inc. was founded on the principles of creating innovative therapies and vaccines to protect and heal mankind while keeping its focus on the value propositions available by being novel, successful and progressive. Greffex, Inc. has developed an advanced, universal vaccine and genetic therapy platform that delivers unprecedented time-to-market, cost efficiency, efficacy and safety through the use of proprietary clean adenoviral vectors. This platform is being used to generate a pipeline of over twelve vaccines and genetic therapy for the treatment of Usher’s disease.