Union Leader: Coalition that includes ARMI, City of Manchester, Wins $44M grant

Bioengineering, Biofabrication

Southern New Hampshire’s BioFabrication cluster, which would manufacture cells, tissues and organs in Manchester’s Millyard, has won a competitive $44 million grant, the federal government was scheduled to announce Friday morning.

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) designed by Dean Kamen, is the lead builder and the city of Manchester is the lead sponsor among six partners for this grant, chosen from hundreds of applications under the Build Back Better Rapid Challenge Grant program with the U.S. Commerce Dept.

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., noted that Manchester was a national hub of textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution in the first half of the 19th century.

“This is another revolution that is underway in manufacturing, and Manchester is poised to lead the way,” Pappas said Thursday afternoon during a virtual press conference held on Zoom in advance of the announcement.