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Mount Sinai Grants Exclusive License to Plexcera Therapeutics to Develop Treatments for Farber Disease and Cystic Fibrosis
Date:9/11/2013

D, from the Center for Medical Biotech at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, who will serve on Plexcera’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Schuchman has extensive research and development experience with these disorders and enzyme replacement therapy specifically. Dr. Gulbins has identified a central role for excess ceramide accumulation in cystic fibrosis, as well as other pulmonary diseases.

“Mount Sinai has a strong track record of developing breakthrough products for rare diseases. Dr. Schuchman has worked with key scientific, clinical and industry thought leaders for many years and can call on their expertise and commitment,” said Mr. Galanin, CEO of Plexcera. “The collaboration with QOL Medical gives us access to key infrastructure components such as clinical, regulatory and manufacturing expertise.”

As part of the license, Mount Sinai received equity in the new company, as well as royalties. This is the second major license agreement negotiated this year by MSIP in the field of orphan diseases, both originating from research conducted by the Department of Genetic and Genomic Sciences.

About Mount Sinai Innovation Partners
Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, facilitates the transfer of discovery from the laboratory to the marketplace, acting as the interface with commercial entities.

MSIP is responsible for the full spectrum of commercialization activities required to bring the Icahn School of Medicine’s inventions to life. These activities include evaluating, patenting, marketing, and licensing new technologies, while also negotiating agreements for sponsored research, material transfer, and confidentiality. For more information on MSIP, visit: http://www.mountsinai.org/innovation

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