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Companies Partner on Implanted Diabetes Beta Cell Device

Diabetes blood glucose test

A company developing implants that release cell therapies is collaborating with a producer of regenerative stem cells to dispense insulin for people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on Implanted Diabetes Beta Cell Device

Trial Shows Gene Therapy Results with Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cells illustration

Early results from a clinical trial show an experimental gene transfer therapy largely reduces painful events from sickle cell disease for one to two years. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Gene Therapy Results with Sickle Cell Disease

Semiconductor Tech Drug Discovery Company Underway

Neurons on electrodes

A drug discovery company with an electronic screening process based on semiconductor technology is starting up and raising $9.25 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Semiconductor Tech Drug Discovery Company Underway

Preclinical Tests Show Antibody Stops Covid-19 Variants

Human B-cell

Lab studies show an experimental synthetic antibody protects animals and neutralizes all SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, including omicron BA.2. . . . → Read More: Preclinical Tests Show Antibody Stops Covid-19 Variants

Lung Chip Reveals Respiratory Immune Responses

Lung alveolus chip

A study with a small chip device simulating human lung functions shows normal breathing generates immune responses that protect against respiratory diseases. . . . → Read More: Lung Chip Reveals Respiratory Immune Responses

Univ. Lab Licenses Protein for Vaccine Patch

Nanopatch system

A company developing a needle patch for vaccine delivery is acquiring the rights to a synthetic SARS-Cov-2 spike protein for its Covid-19 vaccine patch. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Licenses Protein for Vaccine Patch

Drug Discovery Biotech Inks Partnering Deal, Gains $175M

Gregory Verdine

A biotechnology company discovering protein therapies in fungi is collaborating with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to find new small molecule drugs. . . . → Read More: Drug Discovery Biotech Inks Partnering Deal, Gains $175M

Synthetic Antibodies to be Designed with Organoids

Lymph node organoid

A biotechnology enterprise plans to discover synthetic antibodies with 3-D printed lymph node tissue for future licensing to a pharma company. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Antibodies to be Designed with Organoids

Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine Produces Antibodies, Cuts Viral Load

Nasal spray

Tests with lab animals show a vaccine given as a nasal spray produces high antibody volumes against SARS-CoV-2 infections and reduces viral loads. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine Produces Antibodies, Cuts Viral Load

Pharma Company Licenses Protein Delivery Hydrogel

Gel sample

A drug maker acquired commercialization rights to an injectable hydrogel developed at a university lab that delivers proteins to repair diseased tissue. . . . → Read More: Pharma Company Licenses Protein Delivery Hydrogel