Navigation Links
Eqalix Enters Sponsored Research Agreement with Temple University
Date:12/11/2012

Reston, VA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

Under the agreement, Eqalix and Temple Bioengineering Chair and Professor Peter I. Lelkes will jointly advance the development of its three breakthrough technologies for regenerative medicine – protein-based skin substitute, regenerative blood vessels and nerve endings and regeneration of damaged and traumatized organs.

“This arrangement with Temple University works well with our strategy as an emerging company to maintain low overhead costs while accessing leading scientific expertise for the development of our product candidates,” said Eqalix Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Connell. “At the same time, we are building another example of a collaborative effort between the private sector and academia to further the development of novel approaches to treat diseases requiring improved therapies that will address the unmet needs of patients.”

Eqalix is an emerging regenerative medicine development company with a goal of enhancing the quality of life of consumers and patients by providing novel nano-materials for the repair and regeneration of diseased, traumatized and aging tissues. Its innovative technologies are intended to revolutionize the unmet needs in multiple commercial and therapeutic applications in the Regenerative Medicine space.

“We are excited and enthusiastic about entering into a Sponsored Research Agreement with a visionary start-up company such as Eqalix that will entail groundbreaking research in regenerative engineering, as well as the development of innovative and affordable products for wound care and cosmetic applications alike,” said Lelkes, who also serves as director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering in Temple’s School of Medicine.

Eqalix has received exclusive commercial licensing from other Philadelphia institutions for several groundbreaking technologies being developed in the fields of aesthetic dermatology, the consumer market for beauty and skin care, acute and chronic wounds requiring skin replacement, vascular replacements and the repair of traumatic damage to peripheral nerves.

Eqalix plans to leverage these technologies to develop and commercialize: a) plant protein-based nano-fiber scaffolds for use in aesthetic dermatology and wound healing markets; b) small-diameter hybrid vessels that reduce graft thrombogenicity and promote the creation of a functional endothelium after implantation; and c) three-dimensional tissue scaffolds with tunable properties for tissue and organ replacement and repair.

The technologies move the bar higher and intend to replicate the function of damaged, diseased or aging tissues by providing “implants” or scaffolds that are non-immunogenic, bio-compatible, and intended to restore the features and function of the damaged tissue by using the body’s own repair mechanisms. Eqalix is attempting to create skin without scarring and contraction, blood vessels without clotting, repair of injured nerves and organ beyond current capabilities.

“These lofty goals, although seemingly futuristic, are in the immediate realm of scientific possibilities today --- and at Eqalix,” said Connell.

Temple’s new bioengineering department was established in January 2012. Housed in the College of Engineering, Temple’s fastest growing college, the department seeks to provide a well-rounded, in-depth education and a world-class research experience at the interface of engineering, the life sciences and medicine, with the goal of promoting scientific discovery, as well as the development of new technologies that will benefit humanity.

Eqalix, Inc. is a privately held Virginia based C-Corporation located in Reston, VA.
Contact: Joseph P. Connell, 910-233-0806; jconnell (at) eqalix (dot) com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10213704.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Pittsburgh Based ParentPlus Enters Collaboration with Vitrolife
2. Two Top Biological Imaging Centers Offer Powerful Free Online Tool to Researchers, Educators, and Public
3. Intellect Neurosciences Enters Collaboration Agreement with Leading Alzheimers Research Group at University of California Irvine to Test First in Class Dual Target Vaccine
4. Novocure™ Certifies Eight Additional Clinical Centers of Excellence to Treat Most Common Brain Tumor with Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Therapy
5. BioRestorative Therapies Enters Into Brown Fat Research Agreement With University of Utah
6. Top 10 “Best Children’s Hospitals” Include 3 Pediatric Centers Offering SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Win 2012 National Cybersecurity Innovation Award
8. Nu Skin Enterprises Enters Into Agreement To Acquire NOX Technologies
9. Cell Therapeutics Reports on Cooperative Group Sponsored Trial of Brostallicin in Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
10. Wolters Kluwer Research Now Available via Bloomberg Tradebook
11. ACORN Research, LLC Announces Partnership with AdeptBio, LLC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... for the first time on Immuno-Oncology 360° (IO360°) programming through a series of upcoming ... to be held February 7-9, 2018, at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... August 14, 2017 , ... ... antibodies. Key researchers in the antibody community have recently come together to address ... antibodies in the laboratory. , The team at Thermo Fisher ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... , Aug. 11, 2017  Market ... New York Times article regarding the telemedicine ... according to Kalorama Information.  The article, ... for That"  used information from Kalorama ... Monitoring & Telemedicine Market  (Sleep, Diabetes, ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... ... August 11, 2017 , ... “There is an ... natural alternatives to synthetic ingredients,” said Matt Hundt, President of Third Wave Bioactives. ... manufacturing presence and know-how of Biorigin will allow us to bring truly novel ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Florida , April 11, 2017 ... a security technology company, announces the appointment of independent Directors ... Bendheim to its Board of Directors, furthering the company,s ... ... of NXT-ID, we look forward to their guidance and benefiting ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell Science today ... one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into the human ... first application of deep learning to create predictive models ... and a growing suite of powerful tools. The Allen ... future publicly available resources created and shared by the ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... April 4, 2017 KEY FINDINGS ... expand at a CAGR of 25.76% during the forecast ... the primary factor for the growth of the stem ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4807905/ MARKET INSIGHTS The global stem cell ... application, and geography. The stem cell market of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):