Navigation Links
Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Company Working to Protect Healthy Tissue During Cancer Treatment
Date:11/24/2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James M. Golubieski, president of Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, announced today that the company has made a $500,000 commitment to Longevica Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company involved in developing kinase inhibitors that may keep normal cells healthy during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

The company is a start-up at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

"Despite the tremendous progress in chemotherapy and radiation use to treat cancer patients, most of the drugs available today are extremely toxic, not only killing cancer cells but also killing normal cells," explained Alexey Ryazanov, PhD, founder and president of Longevica. "Our company is working to develop approaches to help protect normal tissue during chemotherapy and radiation treatment."

Longevica scientists discovered that if the EF2 kinase (a protein involved in the regulation of protein synthesis in human cells) can be rendered inactive, normal cells could be protected from dying during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Not only does this process protect normal tissues from dying, says Dr. Ryazanov, but it also renders the cancer-killing treatment more effective.

"The work of Dr. Ryazanov and the scientists at Longevica is so exciting because currently, there is no such therapy available," explained George F. Heinrich, MD, vice chair and CEO of Foundation Venture Capital Group. "A breakthrough in the use of this kinase could positively affect millions of people undergoing cancer treatments. We are proud that Foundation Venture Capital Group is able to help move Longevica's research to the next level of study."

In addition to helping cancer patients undergoing treatment, preliminary studies also indicate the same drug can be used to help patients who h
'/>"/>

SOURCE Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
2. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
5. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
6. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
7. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
8. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
9. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Exceptional Childrens Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of States Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... Skills and Innovative Techniques to Improve the Quality of Investigations , **Presented by ... , Inadequate investigations and CAPAs have been the #1 reason for 483 observations ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... Specific cardiovascular risk ... regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, ... know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... The National Association of ... its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction ... women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters. , “I’m ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... Gilda Baum- Lappe as a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. ... largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... The heroin epidemic is affecting the Charlotte in North ... 7th. The rate for heroin usage has continued to climb around the country in ... less expensive alternative for those with an addiction to prescription opiate medications. According to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 16-17, 2015, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:RSNA: Specific Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease 2Health News:RSNA: Specific Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease 3Health News:NAPW Inducts Joanne Saniewski, Principal of the Frontier School District's Big Tree Elementary, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:NAPW Inducts Gilda Baum-Lappe, Journalist / Correspondent of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:45% Of People Addicted to Heroin Began Addicted to Prescription Medications 2Health News:45% Of People Addicted to Heroin Began Addicted to Prescription Medications 3
... cite proprietary research, strategic planning and ... superior creative as keys to their success, INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. ... awards at the Consumer Health World Conference in,Chicago this fall, ... top honors in a national awards program., The Service ...
... Minority and low-income patients are less likely than those ... to post-surgery epidural pain relief, according to new research ... Medicine. The study, published recently in the journal Anesthesia ... may influence health care choices when access to care ...
... Institute for Brain Research will head an ambitious new ... supported by a $8.5M grant from the Ellison Medical ... are prominent experts in neuroimaging and human brain development. ... first appear in early childhood. Autism impairs social interactions ...
... Calif., Jan. 31 BioForm Medical,Inc. (Nasdaq: BFRM ) ... 2007, which is the Company,s second quarter of fiscal,year 2008. ... 31,2007 as compared to $11.8 million for the quarter ended ... net loss was $1.6 million for the,quarter ended December 31, ...
... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACPH) is pleased to ... Company,s application to,list its common stock on the ... commence trading on NASDAQ on February 4, 2008,under ... to join the growing list of specialty pharmaceutical,companies ...
... D Seniors Also Enjoy Broad Choice of,Prescription Drugs, ... issued the following statement on new budget,figures that report ... over the,next ten years than was estimated last summer:, ... beneficiaries,choice of prescription drugs. New budget documents show that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:St.Vincent and Publicis Indianapolis Receive National Service Industry Advertising Awards 2Health News:St.Vincent and Publicis Indianapolis Receive National Service Industry Advertising Awards 3Health News:African-Americans less likely to choose epidurals for postoperative pain relief 2Health News:MIT's McGovern Institute researchers awarded $8.5M to study brain basis of autism and dyslexia 2Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 2Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 3Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 4Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 5Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 6Health News:BioForm Announces Financial Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2007, Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 7Health News:Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Approval to List Shares on NASDAQ and Effective Feb. 4, 2008 a New Trading Symbol: ACUR 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015  Attorney Advertising-- Bronstein, Gewirtz ... behalf of purchasers of the securities of AMAG ... -News).  Such investors are advised to contact ... Eitan Kimelman at info@bgandg.com ... AMAG and certain of its officers and/or directors ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015 As per ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and ... USD 7.96 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of ... billion in 2021. The global bionics market is ... accidents, which is leading to paralysis or amputation of body ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4rvprn/ddimer_testing ) has ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Volume, ... report to their offering. At ... of the fastest growing markets globally. This remarkable ... care awareness, preference of the people for preventive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 2Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 3Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 4D-dimer Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis 2015 2D-dimer Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis 2015 3
... , WESTON, Fla., ... Company") is pleased to announce that they have opened a regional ... been able to secure a location abroad, providing an essential gateway ... safety products for children and adults to be distributed and sold ...
... , BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 25 Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or ... and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical ... using the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North ... December 3, 2009 to highlight our new SecurView(®) DX multimodality ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Scientific Resources Inc. Opens Shanghai Location 2New Hologic SecurView(R) DX Diagnostic Workstation Software Streamlines Workflow, Improves Radiologist Productivity 2New Hologic SecurView(R) DX Diagnostic Workstation Software Streamlines Workflow, Improves Radiologist Productivity 3New Hologic SecurView(R) DX Diagnostic Workstation Software Streamlines Workflow, Improves Radiologist Productivity 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: