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Baylor College of Medicine and Gradalis Enter Collaboration Agreement to Utilize Gradalis' Bifunctional shRNA Platform in Translational Medicine Research
Date:7/11/2012

Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., Professor and Chair, BCM Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology. "To this end, the Gradalis technology, in combination with our basic discovery and pre-clinical research in molecular and cellular biology, will constitute a formidable team moving forward."

The collaboration has the potential not only to advance the interests of the two organizations but the RNA therapeutic field as a whole.

"This is truly a landmark opportunity for both organizations, and both groups stand to benefit tremendously from this relationship," said John Nemunaitis, M.D., executive medical director of the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers and chief medical officer and co-founder of Gradalis. "Baylor College of Medicine's pre-clinical research capabilities are best-in-class and will even further advance some of the great results we are seeing in our primary platforms, including our tumor-based personalized cancer therapeutic vaccine, FANG."

About Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked as one of the top 25 medical schools for research in U.S. News & World Report. BCM is listed 17th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 2 in the nation in federal funding for research and development in the biological sciences at universities and colleges by the National Science Foundation. Currently, BCM trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BaylorCollegeOfMedicine) and Twitter (

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