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13 05, 2021

‘Howl-itosis’ a Problem? UArizona Inventor with TLA support Creates Bacteria Strain to Quell Bad Dog Breath

By |2021-05-13T10:56:15+00:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University of Arizona researchers have developed a harmless bacteria strain to battle bad breath in our furry friends. When administered orally, the additive produces a minty aroma that improves dogs' breath, said inventor Eric Lyons, who developed the technology with co-inventor David Baltrus. Both are associate professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Plant Sciences. "The [...]

13 05, 2021

Duke University restructuring tech transfer, corporate partnership efforts | WRAL TechWire

By |2021-05-13T10:53:48+00:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Duke University is restructuring its technology transfer operations in a move the institution refers to in a statement as “sweeping.” The university aims to enhance the ability for its faculty and staff to commercialize their research while simultaneously spurring additional economic opportunity in the Triangle, it says. The initiative is known as the Research Translation [...]

13 05, 2021

Huntington Avenue Ventures Announces $1M First-Close Investing in Northeastern University-affiliated Companies

By |2021-05-13T10:52:32+00:00May 13th, 2021|New Jersey|0 Comments

Huntington Avenue Ventures, a new early-stage venture capital firm, today announced their first close. The fund, investing in Pre-Seed to Series A companies with an affiliation to Northeastern University, exceeded its first closing target of $1M USD. With a final target of $2M, it is the first fund focusing exclusively on NU and is amongst the many university [...]

13 05, 2021

Perceptive Advisors closes $515M fund to fuel more early-stage biotech startups 

By |2021-05-13T10:48:00+00:00May 13th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

When Chris Garabedian set out early last year to raise money for a second Perceptive Advisors fund focused on early-stage biotech startups, it took just a matter of months to draw interest from investors willing to commit more than $1 billion total. The fund could have closed with that much money, maybe more, said Garabedian, [...]

13 05, 2021

Student startups awarded $75,000 at WSU business plan competition 

By |2021-05-13T10:43:13+00:00May 13th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Washington|0 Comments

Student venture teams presented their business ideas last week and competed for $75,000 in prize money at an annual business plan competition hosted by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. More than 28 student venture teams, representing nearly 150 students across three leagues, participated in the virtual event Thursday. The top five teams of the competition’s [...]

13 05, 2021

UAB spinoff to treat chronic respiratory disease announces $3 million seed funding 

By |2021-05-13T10:42:29+00:00May 13th, 2021|Alabama|0 Comments

A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding. ResBiotic Inc. — spun off from UAB last year — will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health, says founder C. Vivek Lal, M.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, Division [...]

13 05, 2021

Six named for spring Iowa Startup Accelerator 

By |2021-05-13T10:41:28+00:00May 13th, 2021|Iowa|0 Comments

Six businesses will join NewBoCo’s Iowa Startup Accelerator as part of its spring program. The six companies will be Steel Therapeutics of Iowa City, Presaj of Cedar Rapids, Lotus Razors of Ames; Curbicus of Clear Lake; and Stagerie and Sevelyn, both of Clive. “Diversity seems to be a theme with this year's cohort,” Managing Director [...]

13 05, 2021

Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

By |2021-05-13T10:37:56+00:00May 13th, 2021|Wisconsin|0 Comments

The strong growth of Madison’s technology sector is drawing attention nationwide. The boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison. In 2020, the country’s biggest tech migration increase took place in Madison, according to [...]

5 05, 2021

University of Alberta precision health and entrepreneurship platforms get a boost to accelerate innovation

By |2021-05-05T19:08:30+00:00May 5th, 2021|Canada|0 Comments

Three University of Alberta projects have received funding from Alberta Innovates aimed at accelerating health innovation in the province. PRECISE, ADEPT and the University of Alberta Health Hub & Accelerator have been awarded support through the Health Innovation Platform Partnerships (HIPP) program. The program seeks to enable a health innovation ecosystem that is robust, co-ordinated and a competitive [...]

5 05, 2021

Duke spin-out Isolere Bio raises $7M to push gene therapy purification technology – Triangle Business Journal

By |2021-05-05T19:06:05+00:00May 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Durham biotech startup that spun out of Duke University has raised $7 million in seed funding to scale up its purification technology for biotherapeutics. Isolere Bio Inc. announced Wednesday it has raised $7 million in equity from lead investor Maryland-based venture capital firm Northpond Ventures. The funding will allow for development, scaling up and [...]