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Fund Created for Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Treatment

A venture capital company is beginning a $60 million investment fund that plans to finance start-up enterprises providing point-of-care diagnostics and medical treatments. . . . → Read More: Fund Created for Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Treatment

Students Create Biodegradable Feminine Pad

A group of engineering students in Utah developed a new feminine hygiene pad that, unlike most such products today, is made of fully natural materials and 100 percent biodegradable. . . . → Read More: Students Create Biodegradable Feminine Pad

Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Biomedical engineers developed and demonstrated in lab animals a closed-loop system that monitors and controls delivery of drugs to meet an individual’s personalized needs. . . . → Read More: Personalized Drug Delivery System Demonstrated

Univ. Spin-Off Creating Baby Brain Development Food

A start-up enterprise spun-off from the Duke-NUS medical school in Singapore is licensing research for a new food product for mothers to help a baby’s cognitive development. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creating Baby Brain Development Food

Growing Engineered Algae Outdoors Shown Feasible, Safe

A test of cultivating genetically engineered algae in outdoor tanks shows the production technique is feasible and does not pose risks to native algae populations. . . . → Read More: Growing Engineered Algae Outdoors Shown Feasible, Safe

Gene Therapy Start-Up Raises $41M in Early Funds

A 1 year-old enterprise developing gene therapies to treat rare inherited metabolic disorders is raising €37.5 million ($US 40.8 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Start-Up Raises $41M in Early Funds

Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

An experimental drug for treating dry eye disease, a common disorder affecting older individuals, is being licensed by international pharmaceutical company Shire plc. . . . → Read More: Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Editing the genes in stem cells is shown to produce cartilage that in lab tests releases therapeutic proteins only when needed to relieve joint inflammation in arthritis. . . . → Read More: Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

A clinical trial testing a dietary supplement to improve muscle function in older persons shows the derivative from pomegranates is safe and produces desired biological actions. . . . → Read More: Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins

A joint venture between Food and Drug Administration and a developer of chip devices simulating human organs, is evaluating the chips as a way to test new drugs for toxic effects. . . . → Read More: FDA, Emulate to Test Organs-on-Chips for Drug Toxins