Breaking News: VGTI Florida Announces Plans to Wind-Down

The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida) is a non-profit biomedical research institute that launched its new Center for Diseases of Aging (CDA) in 2014 under the leadership of Richard Jove, Ph.D., President and Institute Director. The CDA is a joint research mission with medical scientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and is dedicated to the discovery and development of vital therapies to prevent, treat and cure the illnesses most commonly associated with aging.

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VGTI Florida Overview

VGTI Florida is an independent, 501(c)(3), non-profit biomedical research institute established in 2008 with the assistance of a $60 million grant from the State of Florida’s Innovation Incentive Fund intended to anchor and drive the State’s expansion strategy for biomedical research.  VGTI Florida is located at its 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility at the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

CDA Overview

The Center for Diseases of Aging (CDA) at VGTI Florida was established in July 2014 at the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie.  The CDA was launched in collaboration with leading researchers from Sweden’s renowned Karolinska Institutet, globally recognized for annually awarding the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  The CDA’s Florida-based research teams are led by prominent medical scientists from Karolinska Institutet.  These groups are discovering and developing better treatments and cures for cancer, cardiovascular disease and causes of blindness.  Click HERE for CDA Launch Press Release.

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Douglas W. Calder
Executive Director, Development & Communications
9801 SW Discovery Way, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34987
Phone: (772) 345-5637 / Cell: (772) 418-6302
Email:  dcalder@vgtifl.org