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Program Benefactors

As a professional degree program that strives to provide our students with an education that best equips them for industrial research it is important that we remain up-to-date on the latest procedures and equipment used in the bioprocessing, pharmaceutical, and biotech settings. We would like to recognize the companies below for their contribution to our program and our students.



Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp. is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world through products in the heart and respiratory health, infectious diseases, sun care, and women's health categories. Merck has donated a preparative scale AKTA Explorer chromatography system with fraction collector for use in the MBP teaching laboratory.



Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company, whose biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used widely in scientific research, including biotechnology. Sigma-Aldrich provided the MBP with additional supplies for the bioprocess engineering laboratory.


Diosynth Biotechnology Schering-Plough, has donated three NAPCO 6000 CO2 incubators for use in the Master of Biotechnology Program teaching lab. Diosynth is a global leader in technology-driven process development and cGMP manufacturing of recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies and peptides. The incubators will be used in MBP bioprocess engineering and molecular biotechnology laboratory courses in which students are taught bacterial and mammalian cell culture.

PDL BioPharma has provided Northwestern University’s Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) with a generous charitable gift. PDL is a leader in the discovery, development, and marketing of innovative therapies for serious or life-threatening illnesses with a portfolio of acute care hospital products. The gift from PDL will support the development of MBP laboratory courses enabling students to gain hands-on experience with the latest procedures for upstream and downstream protein production.  


, a research based global pharmaceutical company, has presented Northwestern University’s Master of Biotechnology Program with a significant financial contribution. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals, and many of the world's best-known consumer products. It is estimated that on any given day, 40 million people around the world are treated with a Pfizer medicine. The Pfizer donation is an unrestricted grant that will be used to equip a state of the art protein purification laboratory and to sponsor annual academic performance awards for MBP students.