02 November 2012
A Russian venture-capital fund and an American investor have agreed to invest $2 million in VitaPortal, an online medical startup aiming to improve Russians' access to information on doctors, medicine and healthy living.
06 October 2011
Square 1 Bank, the exclusive banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, is pleased to partner with CoDa Therapeutics, Inc. in providing a $6 million term loan.
29 April 2011
Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in development of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the company Patent Number 7,858,609 entitled, "Solid ganaxolone formulations and methods for the making and use thereof." The patent describes a novel class of small molecules to improve stability and bioavailability of nanoparticulate formulations of ganaxolone and will provide coverage until the end of 2026.
31 October 2018
Scientists from Eli Lilly and Company, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA) and Sema4 (Stamford, USA) released results from a proof-of-concept study demonstrating that patient-derived cells offer a more effective approach for assessing drug response than conventional methods.
30 October 2018
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (USA) have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria.
29 October 2018
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has been widely studied because of its potential therapeutic applications, but limitations in the number of locations on the genome it can target remain a major drawback. Now scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a new Cas9 enzyme that they say can help CRISPR reach more gene mutations.
26 October 2018
Pfizer has followed through on its pledge to divest a hunk of its neuroscience R&D, spinning several programs into a new company called Cerevel Therapeutics backed by $350 million in venture funding. Pfizer is contributing a trio of clinical-stage drug candidates—including a Parkinson’s therapy due to start phase 3 testing next year—plus a clutch of earlier-stage programs, while Bain Capital and affiliates stumped up the initial funding.