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FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

A lab at University of Connecticut is developing nanoscale capsules that release drug cargoes only when encountering specific enzymes, even inside cells. . . . → Read More: Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

A panel convened by the National Academies calls for the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate better drug prices for consumers. . . . → Read More: Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Engineers and medical researchers developed a technique to deliver genetic material into damaged heart muscle that in lab mice regrows heart cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

A survey of universities and other institutions shows the number of patent filings and new start-up companies resulting from federally-funded research climbed in 2016. . . . → Read More: Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

Infographic – Patenting Among Top Tech Companies

CB Insights compiled a recent research brief with a chart showing where the top five technology companies — Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft — are placing their bets with new patent applications. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Patenting Among Top Tech Companies

Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Researchers in Australia developed a simple and inexpensive dipstick technique that captures and purifies specimen samples for genetic analysis in about 30 seconds. . . . → Read More: Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Biotech Licenses Mayo Clinic Microbiome Research

A biotechnology company developing therapies with specialized gut microbes is licensing research from the Mayo Clinic on these microbes’ effects with autoimmune diseases. . . . → Read More: Biotech Licenses Mayo Clinic Microbiome Research

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs