UC Procurement in the News

January 25, 2024
US helium plant in Texas

UC Chief Procurement Officer, Paul Williams, and UC Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing, Jeremy Meadows, explain the risks to medicine and research as helium (a finite resource) supplies dwindle and the U.S. sells its helium stockpile to a private gas supplier. 

Read NBC News article: The US just sold its helium stockpile. Here's why the medical world is worried.

Helium Shortage Grants Infographic - How to Rise Above the Helium Shortage
Currently, there is a helium shortage which negatively impacts many of UC’s research functions. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering grants to install helium recapture systems to mitigate these shortages. The infographic provides in-depth information about the shortage and information about applying for these grants.

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