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UM Ventures Announces UMB Entrepreneur of the Year

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After 1,250 heart transplants and 685 lung transplants, one would think Bartley P. Griffith could rest easy at night, knowing he had done everything possible for his patients. But for the past 20-plus years, Griffith has felt a void. As he expressed when he was named UMB Researcher of the Year in 2010 “my own […]

CoapTech, LLC, and University of Maryland, Baltimore Set Stage to Commercialize Novel Procedure for Placing Feeding Tubes

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– Start-up Company Developing Safer, Less Expensive Gastrostomy Method – CoapTech Receives Maryland Innovative Initiative Award to Further Advance the Technology BALTIMORE, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and CoapTech, LLC, announced today that the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has granted CoapTech exclusive licensing rights for the commercial development of […]

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Gliknik Licensee Pfizer Receives Orphan Drug Designation From U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Drug Candidate Directed Towards Rare Neurological Disorder

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Gliknik Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its licensee Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) has received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that its autoimmune candidate drug GL-2045, a recombinant Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)-mimetic, has been granted orphan drug designation for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). CIDP is a rare […]

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Symbiomix Therapeutics’ First Pivotal Trial Results for SYM-1219 for Bacterial Vaginosis Presented at IDSOG

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Positive results of Symbiomix Therapeutics’ first pivotal trial for lead drug candidate SYM-1219, a single-dose, oral product candidate for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), were presented today at the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG) Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The results from the multi-center, randomized Phase 2 trial showed that a […]

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Vtesse, Inc. Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase 1 Study of VTS-270 for Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

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Post-Hoc Analyses of Data Show Preliminary Evidence of Overall Disease Stabilization with Improvement in Several Disease Domains Gaithersburg, MD, August 6, 2015 – Vtesse, Inc. announced preliminary results today from an open-label Phase 1 clinical trial with VTS-270 (a formulation of (2-hydroxypropyl)-beta-cyclodextrin) for treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) conducted by researchers at the […]

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BioHealth Innovation’s Relevant Health Accelerator Recognized As One Of The Nation’s Leading Startup Accelerators By The U.S. Small Business Administration

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BioHealth Innovation’s Relevant Health, a recently launched health technology startup accelerator focused on bringing products to market, participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Second Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Relevant Health was among 80 winners from a pool of 400 applicants from across the country, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia […]

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Technology for detecting bowel disease gets licensing deal from UM Ventures

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Technical.ly Baltimore Biomecite Diagnostics signed an exclusive option with UM Ventures to license technology that’s designed to determine if a patient has inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) through genetics. Biomecite’s technology can analyze patient stool samples for specific genetic sequences to detect diseases like IBD, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease. Currently, procedures like a colonoscopy […]

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Pharmaceutical firm Symbiomix Therapeutics closes third tranche of $41 million Series A

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Baltimore Business Journal Pharmaceutical firm Symbiomix Therapeutics has closed the third and final tranche of $41 million in funding. Investors in the Series A round included OrbiMed, Fidelity BioSciences and HBM Partners. The $41 million round is comprised of $32.5 million in equity and $8.5 million in debt. The third tranche was $13 million in […]

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The BioBuzz on . . . Profectus BioSciences, Inc.’s President Jeffrey N. Meshulam

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In November 2014, I had a opportunity to speak with Profectus BioSciences, Inc.’s President Jeffrey N. Meshulam about his company and his past roles within the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). Read the full post via BioBuzz Maryland at http://www.biobuzz.net/v2/the-biobuzz-on-profectus-biosciences-inc-s-president-jeffrey-n-meshulam/. Before joining Profectus, you were Director of Corporate Development at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV – […]

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Facilitating IMET REEF Weekend on Strategic Comms & Marketing

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On November 8, PressComm Principal & Founder Jamie Lacey-Moreira joined Institute for Marine & Environmental Technology (IMET) Assistant Director Nick Hammond to facilitate a workshop focused on strategic marketing and communications. Six graduate students/entrepreneurs attended as part of a program called REEF. Adashmore Creative‘s Jennifer Dodson also pitched in to co-lead a morning session on the […]

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