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306, 2020

Queen’s University spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics raises $3.25m

Today (3 June), Queen’s University Belfast spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics announced that it has raised $3.25m in pre-Series A funding. The start-up, which develops sustained-release therapeutics for significant sight-threatening ocular diseases, said that the round was oversubscribed by more than $1m and closed in two tranches. The first tranche was led [...]

306, 2020

Auburn University awards 2 research projects with LAUNCH grant funding – Alabama NewsCenter

In an effort to advance research ideas that benefit society and the economy, Auburn University recently awarded two faculty research projects $100,000 in LAUNCH funding support. Established in 2015 by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board, the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation involves an associated competition designed to bridge the gap [...]

2905, 2020

UB spinoff Ferric Contrast wins $750,000 in federal R&D funding 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ferric Contrast Inc., a University at Buffalo spinoff, has received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop iron-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrast agents are substances that are used in the body to help obtain better quality of images of organs, tumors [...]

2905, 2020

NMSU Arrowhead Center accelerator success: Emerging Technology Ventures awarded $200k 

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is celebrating the success of Emerging Technology Ventures Inc. (ETV). The company, which has taken part in several Arrowhead Center programs, recently received a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. “Arrowhead Center and NMSU have played an integral role in our growth as [...]

2905, 2020

NCBiotech among grant recipients from Wells Fargo Incubator Fund  

Startups are hurting during this downturn, but the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can now offer one Research Triangle Park company some targeted relief. The Center won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program this week to help a local cleantech startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics. In total, 18 channel partners were selected [...]

2905, 2020

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo 

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF). Awarded by Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT), thanks in part to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, [...]

2905, 2020

P&G’s Startup Lab Pivots With Virtual Pitch Contest-Forbes

P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within consumer products behemoth Procter & Gamble, is launching its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge, a product pitch contest for entrepreneurs, inventors and startups navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. P&G Ventures is moving the Innovation Challenge online after two successful iterations at CES, the Las Vegas-based consumer [...]

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