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UW-Madison spinoff Pedrus finds more to business planning than good science

Pedrus Pharma, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinout that has sped to the finals in the Governor's Business Plan Contest, may put a stop to the annual flu vaccine hoopla, among other things.

Founders Curtis Brandt and Hansi Dean, both UW-Madison researchers, are developing two drugs based on antiviral peptides discovered in Brandt's lab.......

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The company

Pedrus, an acronym of Peptide Drug Strategies, is a drug-discovery company. After taking its first two drugs through trials, it may go on to develop others.

"It turns out that bigger pharmaceutical companies are basically wanting to see a compound get either to the start of phase one or through the phase one clinical ......

Full article >>> st 4-5 years of the company, which we hope will keep the costs down," Brandt said.

The pre-clinical trials, and all of the other development that Pedrus Pharma will be doing with its drug compounds, will need major funding. With eligibility as a company established, Brandt and Dean decided to apply for the Governor's Business Plan Contest because it gave them extra impetus to come up with......

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