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2502, 2020

Partnership with Verizon to fuel Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub

The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH) announced Monday that it will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service, adding digital speed and connectivity to an ecosystem working to transform the health care industry. The strategic partnership between Verizon and Emory Healthcare creates the nation’s first 5G health care innovation [...]

2502, 2020

Peptilogics picks up funding from CARB-X accelerator

The CARB-X accelerator has awarded USA-based firm Peptilogics up to $2.56 million to develop a new class of peptide antibiotics. CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator) is a global non-profit project devoted to early-stage antibacterial R&D, based at Boston University. The accelerator was founded in 2016, built on an [...]

2502, 2020

UofSC partners with Prisma Health to drive health care innovation in SC

The University of South Carolina and Prisma Health – the state’s largest not-for-profit health organization – have announced a partnership that aims to encourage the development and implementation of innovative health care delivery models, medical devices, digital health applications, and treatments for diseases. Under the arrangement, which was approved by [...]

2502, 2020

Hackensack Meridian innovation ‘Bear’s Den’ invests in biotech startup

Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health announced Dec. 4 an investment in Adaptive Phage Therapeuticals, a clinical-stage company developing precision treatments for multidrug-resistant superbugs. The funding, Hackensack Meridian's third investment in an external company, was provided through the health system's Bear's Den innovation program. The Bear's Den incubator was launched in 2017 and [...]

2002, 2020

University City Science Center partnership with CSL Behring accelerates the search for new biotherapies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware 

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware have been awarded funding and support to accelerate their search for new medicines through an ongoing partnership between global biotechnology leader CSL Behring and the University City Science Center. CSL Behring awarded Cecelia Yates, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Ph.D., from the University of [...]

2002, 2020

NKU launches Health Innovation Accelerator 

Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) launches SoCap Accelerate, a Health Innovation Accelerator for northern Kentucky. The six-week program targets companies looking to solve a health problem in an innovative way who have a beta version of their product ready for testing. SoCap Accelerate will help these companies [...]

2002, 2020

Statewide innovation and research effort includes $2.5 million for SIU

An effort at Southern Illinois University Carbondale that seeks to enhance research and innovation in Illinois food, entrepreneurship, research and manufacturing is among those that will benefit from a state funding proposal announced by Gov. JB Pritzker Wednesday. SIU’s “iFERM” hub is part of a statewide group created to boost [...]

2002, 2020

University City Science Center VP testifies to congress about startup innovation 

A top leader at the University City Science Center spoke on Capitol Hill this week to send federal legislators a message: The "Valley of Death" startups face is real, but lawmakers can help them find a way out by directing more government funding to “innovation intermediaries,” like the Science Center. Dr. John Younger, [...]

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