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Colleen Cutcliffe, Whole Biome

Improving human health by sequencing and analyzing the microbiome and developing targeted therapies Colleen Cutcliffe is co-founder and CEO of Whole Biome, a company working with the Mayo Clinic and others to analyze the microbiome—the community of microorganisms that lives on and in our bodies—and to develop therapies that use the microbiome to improve human health. Whole Biome, which has […]

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Uri Lopatin, Assembly Biosciences

Targeting the hepatitis B virus Ramen to reverse merger in under two years. Uri Lopatin co-founded Assembly Pharmaceuticals in 2012, first working from home and then riding his bicycle to our incubator. At one point he literally ate ramen noodles for two months straight. But less than two years later, his startup merged with Ventrus Biosciences to form Assembly Biosciences, […]

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MedGenome keen to team-up with state govts

MedGenome is looking to partner with the state governments in the country to offer its OncoMD, a cancer analytics platform with information on over 1.2 million cancer mutations allowing accurate interpretation of genomic variations. Currently in India there are cancer camps conducted in rural areas and district hospitals. In Karnataka the state government owned Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology has […]

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Innovation in fixed-dose combos: HIV/AIDS therapeutics edition

The FDA has published guidance to support the submission process for companies developing fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) for the treatment of HIV patients. According to this guidance, “FDCs are essential for the treatment of HIV/AIDS…They are consistent with the goal of HIV therapy—to maximally and durably suppress virus to allow the recovery of the immune system and reduce the emergence of HIV resistance.” However, […]

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It’s free! QB3 inks equipment donation deal for biomed startups

It’s free! QB3 inks equipment donation deal for biomed startups One of the lures of the University of California’s QB3 incubator network for life sciences startups is access to the same core facilities — centralized sites with million-dollar pieces of equipment — used by top-flight medical researchers. Now QB3 and partner American Laboratory Trading Inc. believe they’ve found a way […]

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