Traverse Biosciences announced today that it has received a $223,979 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award in partnership with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the company’s lead drug candidate, TRB-N0224, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). The research at the Feinstein Institute will be led by Daniel A. Grande, PhD, Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, who will serve as principle investigator on the award in close collaboration with Traverse Biosciences. Read the full press release: http://www.traversebiosciences.com/pr140728phisttroa.html
The Accelerate Long Island (ALI) Seed Fund and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) announced initial investments in five Long Island-based biotech and clean energy startups. Four of the five companies each receiving $100,000 are CFB Client companies: Goddard Labs, PolyNova, SynchroPET and Traverse Biosciences. Read the full press release here.
The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University has appointed Reinhard Warnking and Joseph Scaduto as the Center?s BioEntrepreneurs-In-Residence (B-EIR). The role of the B-EIRs will be to launch new bioscience ventures in the Long Island region based upon commercially promising biomedical technologies developed by Stony Brook University with the goal to spur economic development in the region. Read the full press release here.