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Federally funded research & development centers employed more than 3,000 postdoctoral researchers PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 April 2013 21:23

According to a recent report released by the National Science Foundation, 22 of the nation's 39 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) employed 3,011 postdocs in 2010, the year the latest data are available.

NHGRI Unveils New-Look Genome Sequencing Program; Plans $416M in Funding PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 17:50

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute today unveiled an updated model of its flagship genome sequencing program that represents a partial shift away from large-scale sequencing and toward applied genomics and informatics projects.

Researchers Get NHGRI Funding to Study Effects of Alzheimer's Risk Testing PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 November 2011 06:33

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four university research partners are using funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute to provide genetic tests for Alzheimer's disease risk and to consider how participants process that genetic information.

Servier and miRagen Sign $352M Deal for Cardiovascular miRNA Therapeutics PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:52

Servier and miRNA drugs firm miRagen Therapeutics signed a development and commercialization deal centered on two of the latter’s lead cardiovascular programs targeting MiR-208 and miR-15/195, and an additional cardiovascular disease target that has yet to be identified. 

Dermira Announces a $42m Series A Financing to Fund Therapeutic Advances in Dermatology PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:38

Dermira today announced a $42 million Series A financing to support the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics in dermatology.

Arsanis Wins €1.2M for Research on Antibody Against Hospital-Acquired Infections PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:53

Arsanis Biosciences won a grant from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Forschungs-Förderungs-Gesellschaft; FFG) toward development of monoclonal antibody therapeutics against hospital-acquired or nosocomial infections.

Roche Buys HCV Therapeutics Firm Anadys for $230M in Cash PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 20:31

Roche is to buy hepatitis C therapeutics firm Anadys Pharmaceuticals in a cash deal worth a total of $230 million.

SAMHSA Awards Up To $25 Million To Expand Use Of Health Information Technology PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 16:59
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced it is awarding up to 29 new grants, totaling up to $25 million over three years, to expand use of health information technology to increase access to behavioral health services.
IsoRay Announces Financing for $2.3 Million to Advance its New Emerging Cancer Solutions for Brain, Lung and Breast Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 01:45

IsoRay, Inc. (AMEX: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications, announced today the execution of an underwriting agreement with WestPark Capital, Inc., as managing underwriter, to sell approximately $2.3 million in common stock and warrants to purchase shares of common stock which, if fully exercised, will raise an additional approximate $460,000.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards AFFiRiS $1.5 Million For The Clinical Development Of The First Parkinson's Disease Vaccine PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 23:25
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) today announced that it has awarded $1.5 million to AFFiRiS AG, a Vienna, Austria-based biotech company, for a clinical study of AFFITOPE® PD01, a first-of-its-kind Parkinson's disease (PD) vaccine.
Federally-funded Research and Development Centers Spend $17.8 Billion in Fiscal Year 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 21:40

The nation's 40 federally-funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) spent $17.8 billion on research and development (R&D) in fiscal year (FY) 2011, according to a recent report from the National Science Foundation. More than $850 million of the total was supplied by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

NYU to Study Genetics of Obesity-Related Cancers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 November 2011 02:14

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A New York University assistant professor will use a grant from the American Cancer Society to study the genetic and other factors that may link insulin to obesity-related cancers, NYU said yesterday.

Venture Firms Pump $18M into Fledgling Arteaus Therapeutics PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:54

Four months after its founding, Arteaus Therapeutics raised $18 million from two venture firms toward developing an antibody to calcitonin gene-related peptide for preventing migraine headaches.

Tetraphase Awarded Initial $6M by NIAID to Develop Antibiotic Against Biothreats PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:43

Antibiotics firm Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals was awarded a potentially $36 million NIAID contract for the development of its respiratory disease antibiotic candidiate, TP-271.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies to Accelerate Brain Research With $4.5 Million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:53

The National Institutes of Health has announced that the Salk Institute will receive $4.5 million to establish a Neuroscience Core Center, a new research center intended to accelerate brain research that lays the foundation for developing new ways to treat congenital brain defects and neurological diseases.

SAMHSA Awards Approximately $1.3 Million To Help Communities Offer Expanded HIV Testing, Counseling And Referral For Care PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 01:19
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that it is awarding approximately $1.3 million in one-year federal grants, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Secretariat Emergency Fund, to expand the capacity of current SAMHSA MAI grantees to provide rapid HIV testing, counseling and referral to care.
CPI Aerostructures Announces $2.3 Million Agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft for BLACK HAWK Gunner Windows PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 20:29

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) announced today that it has received a schedule agreement from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. valued at up to approximately $2.3 million to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the BLACK HAWK helicopter.

Investing £1.3 Million In Research For Sick Children And Babies PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 16:57
Action Medical Research the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children has announced grants worth more than £1.3 million for top researchers across the country.
Enanta Wins NIAID Contract Valued at $42.7M to Develop Biodefense Antibiotics PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 01:15

Enanta Pharmaceuticals could receive up to $42.7 million from the NIAID over five years to develop antibiotics to be used as medical countermeasures against multiple biodefense Category A and B bacteria.

Wellcome Trust Gives PsiOxus £1.8M to Take Oncolytic Virus into Clinical Development PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 00:46

PsiOxus received a £1.8 million (about $2.8 million) award from The Wellcome Trust to support early clinical development of its oncolytic virus candidate ColoAd1.

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