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Hydrogel Shown to Boost Beneficial Gut Microbes

Gut microbes

Tests with lab mice show a highly absorbent biocompatible gel promotes the growth of beneficial microbes associated with good metabolic health. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Shown to Boost Beneficial Gut Microbes

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

Trial Set for Gut Infection Biologic Treatment

C. difficile in petri dish

A developer of biologic therapies for gastrointestinal disorders says FDA cleared its request for a clinical trial testing its treatment for C. difficile. . . . → Read More: Trial Set for Gut Infection Biologic Treatment

Natural Killer Cells Stop Ovarian Cancer in Preclinical Test

Natural killer cell

Results from a lab study show engineered immune system cells sharply reduce tumors and extend survival in mice grafted with a type of ovarian cancer. . . . → Read More: Natural Killer Cells Stop Ovarian Cancer in Preclinical Test

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

Biotech, Synthetic Bio Companies Partner on T-Cell Therapies

T-cells and cancer cells

A company creating antibodies from synthetic DNA and a developer of engineered T-cells are collaborating on new antibodies to produce T-cell therapeutics. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Synthetic Bio Companies Partner on T-Cell Therapies

NIH Funding Nanoparticle Gene Therapy for Opioid Disorder

DNA puzzle

National Institutes of Health is funding research on an experimental gene therapy delivered with nanoparticles to treat opioid use disorder. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Nanoparticle Gene Therapy for Opioid Disorder

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

Preclinical Study Shows Immune Drug Prevents Covid-19 Death

White pills

Findings from research with older lab mice show an oral drug addressing immune deficiencies protects the mice from death by SARS-CoV-2 infections. . . . → Read More: Preclinical Study Shows Immune Drug Prevents Covid-19 Death