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Biotech firm has strokes, Alzheimer's in its sights

Madison, Wis. - While much of the attention paid to Quincy Bioscience centers on the compound it is developing from jellyfish, it is the company's emerging business model that may put other medical treatments 25,000 leagues under the sea.

Quincy Bioscience is based in Madison's University Research Park, but it derives its research supp......

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The company expects to have a pharmaceutical product on the market in seven years. It will seek to raise private equity to develop aequorin-based therapies for each disease it targets, starting with strokes and followed (not necessarily in this order) by Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as ......

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IQ visions

Quincy's science and the business model may take it farther than most biotechs, but it's the Milwaukee-Madison connection that intrigues Leonhart and others that envision a robust IQ Corridor. "It kind of shows that the research in this state can be created anywhere and be successfully planted elsewhere," he said.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 08/31/06


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