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12/09/2021

Call to Action – NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge for Maternal Health – up to $1 Million in Cash Prizes!

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is proud to announce the launch of the NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge for Maternal Health (NTAC: Maternal Health) in conjunction with the White House Maternal Health Day of Action.  NTAC: Maternal Health is offering up to $1,000,000 in cash prizes to reward the development of low-cost, point-of-care molecular, cellular, and/or metabolic sensing

12/06/2021

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Doses First Participants in Altitude Trial

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Diffusion” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies that enhance the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to areas where it is needed most, today announced it has dosed the first participants in its Altitude Trial. The trial will evaluate the Company’s lead product candidate, trans sodium crocetinate (“TSC”), in normal

12/05/2021

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation Introduces New Name of CIT GAP Funds: Virginia Venture Partners

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced a new name for CIT GAP Funds: Virginia Venture Partners. The family of funds places equity investments in Virginia’s high-growth based technology, life science, and cleantech companies at the earliest developmental stages. This new name reflects the investment program’s renewed commitment to the Commonwealth and enduring partnerships with Virginia’s high-tech

12/05/2021

Biotech Equity Startup Athari Bio Chooses Loudoun for New Headquarters

Athari Biosciences, a rapid-growth, minority- and woman-owned startup focused on improving equity and inclusion across all facets of healthcare, announced it has selected Loudoun County, Virginia, for its new corporate headquarters. The project includes a wet lab, a tech lab, research and development and office space and is expected to open in early 2022. The

11/30/2021

Landos Biopharma Announces Leadership Transition

Landos Biopharma Inc. ,a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing its LANCE® Advanced A.I. platform to discover and develop novel oral small-molecule therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases, today announced that Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Ph.D., has stepped down as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Tim M. Mayleben, a member of the Landos Board, has been

11/30/2021

Richmond pharma company Kaléo Acquired

New York-based Marathon Asset Management LP announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Richmond-based privately held pharmaceutical company Kaléo Inc., which is known for treating allergic anaphylaxis and opioids overdoses. The total base purchase price is approximately $310 million in cash, less certain adjustments and includes potential net revenue-based milestone payments of