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Sponsored Research

The MSU St. Andrews Research Facility is located in the former home of the Michigan Molecular Institute (MMI), which ceased operations in 2015 after nearly 45 years of outstanding service in pursuit of applied research in polymer science and technology.

Sponsored research at MS St. Andrews

Today, the experienced staff at St. Andrews offers contract chemistry for industrial applications. Our team brings a broad range of knowledge in industrial process chemistry, focusing on multi-step synthesis and process-route definition and optimization.

As part of Michigan State University, our team has access to digitized research literature, low-cost materials purchase, and scale-up through a network of state-of-the-art labs.

Whether it’s the production of materials, analytical testing, or research and development, our team can provide hands-on analytical expertise to broaden your knowledge base cost-effectively to move your projects forward. Please view our Instrument Rates or contact us to discuss how our researchers can work with your organization.

MSU St. Andrews gratefully acknowledges sponsor support and looks forward to continuing and expanding its client relationships.

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The MSU St. Andrews facility complements and extends Michigan State University campus research. The activities conducted at the facility, support Michigan State University’s general mission of research, teaching, and service outreach, and specifically advance MSU’s efforts to promote the economic development of Michigan and the nation.

The preservation of the historic St. Andrews facility and the support of our ongoing STEAM outreach programming is made possible through the support of several local organizations: the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundationthe Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundationthe Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.