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12/05/2022

Danville organization invests in Blacksburg’s CytoRecovery medical cell sorting company

Danville’s investment might mean a CytoRecovery presence in Danville, such as office operations or an internship at Danville Community College. CytoRecovery’s cell sorting could improve understanding of disease and development of drugs. CytoRecovery, an early-stage company that invented and patented less invasive cell sorting, will be able to bring its cell research platform to market

12/01/2022

Ceres Nanosciences Receives $1.4M From NIH RADx Initiative to Add Five Additional Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Centers of Excellence

MANASSAS, Virginia – Ceres Nanosciences (Ceres), a privately held company that makes innovative products to improve life science research and diagnostic testing, is announcing today that it is expanding the network of wastewater-based epidemiology centers of excellence that was established with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RADx® initiative. With a new $1.4

11/16/2022

Alliance for Building Better Medicine Names Joy Polefrone as Executive Director

Joy Polefrone, Ph.D. will Lead the Organization in Its Mission to Create a Reliable Supply of Safe, High-Quality, and Affordable Medicines in the U.S. Richmond/Petersburg– Alliance for Building Better Medicine, a coalition of public and private sector stakeholders in the Richmond-Petersburg region, today announced that it has appointed Joy Marie Polefrone, Ph.D., as the organization’s executive director.

11/16/2022

BRAINBox Solutions Enrolls 1000th Patient in Pivotal, HeadSMART II Clinical Study of BRAINBox TBI Concussion Diagnostic and Prognostic Test

RICHMOND, VA. – BRAINBox Solutions today announced that the company  has enrolled the 1,000th patient in the pivotal, HeadSMART II study of its concussion diagnostic  and prognostic test, BRAINBox TBI. The multi-national, multi-site, trial is designed to  support an application for regulatory clearance by the U.S. FDA.   “We are developing the BRAINBox TBI (Traumatic Brain

11/16/2022

ZielBio Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ZB131 for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.,/PRNewswire/ — ZielBio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company discovering new treatments for cancer and other serious diseases through its innovative drug discovery platform, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to its lead program, ZB131, for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma, a rare solid-tumor cancer originating from

11/05/2022

EARLY GENETIC TESTING PREDICTS HEART DISEASE AND NOVEL THERAPIES FOR WOMEN WITH LUPUS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., /PRNewswire/ — AMPEL BioSolutions today announced a genetic precision medicine test for lupus patients that could save lives by predicting heart disease before it happens and providing decision support for prophylactic therapies.  Shared genes that predispose both to lupus and cardiovascular disease are revealed in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports Medicine.  AMPEL’s breakthrough approach characterizes inherited