The 2010-11 fiscal year marked an exciting series of “firsts” for the Morgridge Institute for Research and in celebrating our early success, we wish to express gratitude to those who have made it possible.

Thanks to the vision, determination and generous contributions of our supporters, we have achieved significant progress in our work to accelerate the discovery and delivery of scientific breakthroughs to improve human health and well-being.

The grand opening of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building in December 2010 represented an important step forward for our private, nonprofit biomedical research institute. The Morgridge Institute shares the 300,000 square foot building with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, a public research institute that is part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the Town Center, a public space for everyone to gather, share ideas and celebrate science.

Members of our seven research teams—focusing on regenerative biology, virology, medical devices, pharmaceutical informatics, education research, core computational technology and outreach experiences—completed moves into the exceptional new lab space in early 2011 and already are involved in groundbreaking collaborations.

As the Morgridge Institute continues to move forward during the coming year, we intend to focus on recruiting and retaining exceptional scientific talent; seeking additional private sector partners; and engaging scientifically-minded supporters eager to advance basic research while making headway against some of the world’s most devastating diseases and health conditions.