January 23, 2014
U.S. Army experts along with leading university professors and industry partners have been collaborating over the last decade to explore biological systems that have the potential to drive sweeping bio-technological advances for U.S. Soldiers. The research is led by UCSB at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB), a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
January 22, 2014
To address health issues related to head injuries — which may not appear until long after a player has retired — the NFL has teamed with GE to create the Head Health Challenge, a $20-million research initiative. Among the 16 round-one winners is Scott Grafton, Director of the UCSB Brain Imaging Center, Associate Director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UCSB.
January 21, 2014
ICB researchers Tom Soh, Kevin Plaxco and postdoctoral student Scott Ferguson have developed an insturment that can determine concentrations of specific molecules in tiny amounts of whole blood, continuously and in real time.  The device is called MEDIC (Microfluidic Electrochemical Detector for in vivo Concentrations) and provides insight into how fast a living body metabolizes drugs, opening the door to highly personalized medicine.
December 24, 2013
Research funded by the ICB has resulted in a joint patent between UCSB and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The patent results from collaborative research between ARL's Jim Sumner and ICB-UCSB researchers Gui Bazan and Logan Garner.   U.S. Patent #8614021 B2 Agents for Enhanced Charge Transport Across Microbial Membranes
December 8, 2013
The newly elected Fellows from ICB are: Glenn H. Fredrickson, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials, for contributions to the understanding of block copolymers, complex fluids and other soft matter.  Scott T. Grafton, professor of psychological and brain sciences, for establishing brain imaging technology as a tool for cognitive neuroscience and its novel application to normal, plastic and pathological motor behavior.
December 5, 2013
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) has received an extension of its contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory-Army Research Office, providing an additional $48 million over three years to support research that is inspired by biological systems. The continuation in ICB funding speaks to the success of a decade of fundamental research in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, physics, materials science, computer science, neuroscience and medicine.
November 30, 2013
June 16 - August 19, 2014 The ICB Summer Research Internship in Science and Engineering at UCSB brings science and engineering majors from across the U.S. to UCSB for a summer research experience.
November 27, 2013
A team led by Tom Soh, a Project Leader for The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies has fashioned a small electronic device that can continuously track the level of medicines in an animal's bloodstream. If it works in people, the device could revolutionize how medicines such as anticancer compounds and antibiotics are monitored and administered for life-threatening conditions.
September 25, 2013
ICB-funded research by Daniel E. Morse and co-workers was featured on the cover of the September 25, 2013 issue of Advanced Functional Materials.  They reported a biologically inspired, kinetically controlled, catalytic approach to synthesizing a new family of nanocrystalline platinum-based catalysts. A novel composite of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and carbon black serves as the matrix for the in situ nucleation and growth of the Pt nanocrystals, providing access to new combinations of porosity, mesoscale morphology, conductivity, and electrochemical activity for hydrogen oxidation.
August 8, 2013
Seung Soo Oh is one of the recipients of the Baxter Young Investigator Award for his ICB funded research on aptamer polymer hybrids for smart drug delivery in collaboration with Professor H. Tom Soh and Professor Craig Hawker at UCSB. The award includes a $2,000 cash prize. Baxter International Inc. is a global healthcare company specializing in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. To promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.