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VCU’s new Startup Accelerator will propel university research that has market potential

After years of supporting startups that license inventions created by university researchers, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has launched its first formal Startup Accelerator program. “Our accelerator will fast-track our VCU-borne companies, giving them more personalized coaching and advisory services from our lineup of entrepreneur experts-in-residence,” said P. Srirama Rao,


With NIH grant, Springbok Analytics takes on rotator cuff injuries

Springbok Analytics, a Charlottesville medical data company that creates 3D models from X-rays and MRIs, has received a $1.7 million government grant to develop a commercially viable algorithm that can detect and diagnose shoulder injuriesThe grant, announced Tuesday, comes from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research grant program. It follows a $51,409 grant


Alliance for Building Better Medicine Earns NSF Engines Development Award by the U.S. National Science Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced that the public and private sector stakeholders in the Richmond-Petersburg region, working together as the Alliance for Building Better Medicine, will receive one of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) Development Awards including $1M in funding. NSF Engines represent one of the single largest broad investments


Quoin Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of $6.5 Million Public Offering

Quoin Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: QNRX) (the “Company” or “Quoin”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on rare and orphan diseases, announced the pricing of its “reasonable best efforts” public offering of 4,062,500 ordinary shares represented by 4,062,500 American Depositary Shares (or pre-funded warrants in lieu thereof), Series D warrants to purchase an aggregate of up to


VIPC’s Virginia Venture Partners Invests in The Tiny Cargo Company to Scale and Protect Novel Drug Delivery Platform

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) today announced that Virginia Venture Partners (VVP), its equity investment program, has invested in The Tiny Cargo Company. The Roanoke, Va.-based spinout from Virginia Tech is developing a patent-pending drug delivery platform that utilizes milk-derived exosomes and is positioned to be the B2B global leader in supply and application


ivWatch Partners with National Infusion Center Association (NICA)

ivWatch, LLC, the IV safety company, today announced that it has partnered with the National Infusion Center Association (NICA), an independent, nonprofit trade association and accrediting body dedicated to representing ambulatory outpatient care settings where provider-administered biologics and specialty medications are prepared and administered. In alignment, ivWatch and NICA are partnering with an emphasis on