Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
Eqalix has announced they have received a $50,000 grant from the Nanotechnology Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania which will facilitate the advancement of the development of its technologies for regenerative medicine. This project was financed (in part) by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development via funding to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and the Nanotechnology Institute. This grant comes from its Match for Sponsored Research Program, which adds to the $125,000 Sponsored Research Agreement executed between Eqalix and Temple University. This SRA is designed to facilitate the expansion of Eqalix’s pre-clinical research and development efforts through a Sponsored Research Agreement with Temple University’s Department of Bioengineering.
"The NTI has been a continuous and enthusiastic supporter of Dr. Peter Lelkes and his NanoScaffold technology. The successful execution of the licensing and SRA agreements for this technology moves this important technology in medical textiles closer to commercialization." Anthony P. Green, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology Commercialization: Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP, Ben Franklin Director, NTI.
As a first goal, the NTI Grant will be used to advance research and development of a novel plant-protein based nano-fibrous scaffold for difficult to treat wounds as well as applications in aesthetic dermatology. Scaffolds made of plant proteins ar
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