Navigation Links
Biovista Awarded Research Grant on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome From the CFIDS Association of America
Date:3/6/2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Biovista announced today that it has been awarded a prestigious research grant by the CFIDS Association of America to identify non-obvious mechanisms of the disease and potential drug repositioning candidates that will advance objective diagnosis and effective treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

As part of its work, Biovista will share research outcomes with 5 top North American universities, such as Johns Hopkins, within the framework of the Association's "research institute without walls" initiative which stresses collaboration between 'tightly integrated projects led by experts in diverse disciplines' as CFIDS Association CEO Kimberly McCleary puts it.

Biovista will use its proprietary very-large-scale systematic drug repurposing platform called clinical Outcomes Search Space (COSS™) to identify drug candidates to treat CFS. "We are honored and excited to have received this prestigious grant award, which confirms our belief in the practicality of using drug repurposing to find treatments for diseases where the financials of drug development are an important parameter" said Dr. Aris Persidis, President of Biovista. "Biovista is seeking collaborations with leading Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs) because of their extreme knowledge of the field and their access to data that can lead to effective personalized or optimized for specific sub-populations therapies. This is our second collaboration with a PAG following our work with the Thalassaemia International Federation and is well aligned with the company's goal for leading-edge work in the area of personalized medicine" he added.

"The partnership with Biovista through this grant represents an exciting opportunity to uncover potentially promising therapies for CFS using their 'agnostic' data-driven tools," Ms. McCleary stated. "The results of their search will also enhance our pursuit of biomarkers that can be used to target and monitor treatment. Their work alone will be powerful, but linking the Biovista project into our network of investigators and to the resources of our SolveCFS BioBank will greatly amplify the potential."

About Biovista:

Biovista is a privately held biotechnology company that finds novel uses for drugs and profiles their side effects using mechanism-of-action analytics. Biovista develops its own pipeline of drugs in CNS, oncology, auto-immune and rare diseases. Biovista is collaborating with biopharmaceutical companies on indication expansion and de-risking of their portfolios and with the FDA on adverse event prediction (http://www.biovista.com).

For further information please contact:

Aris Persidis
Biovista, Inc.
arisp@biovista.com
+1-434-242-6514



'/>"/>
SOURCE Biovista
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Biovista Inc. and FDA to Collaborate on a Medication Safety Initiative
2. Biovista Inc. Named Top Innovator in Life Sciences
3. Biovista Announces the Appointment of Clifford H. Farrah to its Advisory Board
4. Baxter Awarded Pandemic Advanced Supply Contract from the Department of Health
5. Federal Funding Awarded to Test Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Metals
6. Virogenomics, Inc. Awarded $2 Million National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program Grant to Develop Integrated Diagnostic Biosensors
7. Nobel Prize Awarded to Foundation for Biomedical Research Board Member
8. National Jewish, Brigham and Womens Awarded $37 Million to Identify Genes and Other Risk Factors that Influence the Development of COPD
9. SAIC Awarded Malaria Vaccine Production Support Contract Extension by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
10. Congressional Funds Awarded for Testing of Antimicrobial Copper Metals
11. DiObex, Inc. Awarded Patent for the Prevention of Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/15/2017)... PHILADELPHIA , May 15, 2017 Enterin Inc., ... and developing novel compounds to treat Parkinson,s disease ... The study is a Phase 1/2a randomized, controlled, multicenter study ... sites. It will enroll 50 patients over a 9-to-12-month period. ... doses in 10 patients with PD. Participating sites include ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017  The Corporate Whistleblower Center ... of sleep therapy clinics to call us anytime ... clinic is involved in a substantial scheme to ... hearing from an employee of a medical equipment ... scheme to provide medical practice groups with extra ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 9, 2017  Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral ... Intellectual Property Office has granted Oramed a patent ... Exenatide". The patent covers Oramed,s invention of an ... is an incretin hormone that stimulates the secretion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/22/2017)... ... May 22, 2017 , ... WeightZone Factor ... to empower WeightZone Factor members to track their exercise patterns, monitor behavioral changes, ... education, all on their mobile phones. It also provides social networks for members ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ID (PRWEB) , ... May 20, 2017 , ... ... financial integration systems between ABC Financial Services and financial systems. , ... link or exported files that are electronically processed through GetLinked into their club’s ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 21, 2017 , ... Florida Pain Relief Group, ... of its newest location at 109 Silver Palm Ave., Melbourne, on Monday, May 22. ... With the opening of the Melbourne practice, PPOA operates 23 pain management clinics in ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... In a continuous effort to raise ... luxury online mattress company that specializes in natural and organic latex mattresses, has announced ... organization) for every unique share their recent viral Facebook video receives, up ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... Springfield, Vermont (PRWEB) , ... May 19, 2017 , ... ... on its company blog. Titled " Ten Good Reasons To Hire An Experienced Personal ... decisions to make following an accident or injury. As the article says. if someone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):