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09/16/2021

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute spinoff Tiny Cargo Co. among Washington, DC Health Innovation QuickFire Challenge awardees

Tiny Cargo Co., a biotech startup founded by Rob Gourdie, professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, is among five companies to receive a Washington, DC Health Innovation QuickFire Challenge award. Spencer Marsh, a postdoctoral researcher in Gourdie’s laboratory, presented the pitch that awarded the company $50,000, the opportunity to reside at JLABS @ Washington, D.C. with

09/02/2021

ATCC Expands Board of Directors With Three Appointments

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, announced that Dr. Melissa Rewolinski, Steve Curts and Heather Kiessling have joined its board of directors. ATCC’s board helps advise the senior leadership team on a variety of business, strategy and science-related issues. Board members work closely with management to identify new opportunities to deepen

09/01/2021

ISOThrive Awarded Composition of Matter and Production Method Patent for its First “Farmaceutical™” to Support Animal Health

ISOThrive Inc., a microbiome therapeutics company announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Composition of Matter and Production Method patent for its first Farmaceutical™ Maltosyl-Isomaltooligosaccharides (MIMO™), a prebiotic for use as an animal feed additive and pet food supplement. USDA and University of GA studies showed MIMO as highly effective at

08/13/2021

Virginia Bio to partner with Mason Enterprise to expand mentorship support for bio startups across the state

George Mason University’s Mason Enterprise is establishing a new network of life science business mentors to help startups across Virginia launch and scale their ventures. The new team of mentors will support a broad range of life science companies in bringing their innovations, including therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and software, to market. This network will

08/12/2021

FDA Solicits Feedback on Drug Products Approved Under Abbreviated New Drug Applications Before the Enactment of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments

The FDA has established a public docket to solicit comments on several issues related to FDA’s regulation of certain drug products approved under abbreviated new drug applications before the enactment of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, commonly referred to as the Hatch-Waxman Amendments. Because these Pre-Hatch-Waxman ANDAs (PANDAs) were submitted under

08/04/2021

Allulose Patents Granted to Bonumose for Unique Enzymatic Conversion Process

Bonumose is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 11,078,506 for “Enzymatic Production of D-Allulose”. This patent issuance follows Bonumose’s Allulose U.S. Patent No. 11,053,528 (July 6, 2021) and allulose U.S. Patent No. 10,704,069 (July 7, 2020). Bonumose has been issued additional Allulose patents and/or has patent