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DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

Washington, DC In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) located at uni...

DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies

DNA Software, Inc. has been awarded three Fast Track SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop original in silico technologies to predict 3D structures of RNA-based molecules, improve diagnostics via modified nucleotides, and model the reaction rates of DNA and RNA experiments...

The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative is Named Statewide Reviewer for Life Science Funding Requests Through New Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative today announced that it has been selected to review and approve applications from life science companies for micro-loans through the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Shire Launch Virtual 'IBD March on the Hill' to Increase Funding for Digestive Disease Research

Virtual March Connects 'IBD Day on the Hill' Advocates in Washington, D.C. with Online Supporters PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY ) joined forces to launch the first-ever virt...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group & Entest BioMedical Submit Research Proposal to U.S. Army for Funding Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

SAN DIEGO, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN)( http://www.BMSN.us ) and Entest BioMedical Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, announced today they have jointly submitted a Project Summary Report to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Mater...

SemBioSys Genetics Inc. obtains up to $1.5 million in funding from AVAC

CALGARY, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SemBioSys Genetics Inc. (TSX:SBS), specializing in the manufacture of high-value proteins and oils in plant seeds, today announced that it has reached an agreement with AVAC Ltd. for a $1.5 million loan for the development of its Apo AIMilano candidate. AVAC...

Solar cells, geological storage research receive DOE funding at the University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, TexasWith two $15 million grants, scientists and engineers aim to revolutionize solar cells and provide the fundamental science for geological storage of greenhouse gases as part of two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) established at The University of Texas at Austin by the U.S. De...

Alliance for Biosecurity Testifies Before Congress on Funding for Medical Countermeasure Development

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Wright, Co-Chair of the Alliance for Biosecurity and Chairman and CEO of PharmAthene, Inc., testified today before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on the critical importance of developing...

Sangart, Inc. Completes Series F Funding Round

SAN DIEGO, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of oxygen therapeutics, today announced the receipt of approximately $50 million in funding from existing investors. This investment results fro...

Cord Blood America Sees Significant Positives in President Obama's Lifting of Stem Cell Funding Restrictions

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internat...

Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firm's Project

Performance Plants to Further Develop Plant Traits for Biofuel KINGSTON, ON, March 6 /PRNewswire/ - Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), a global leader in agricultural and biofuel biotechnology development and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are pleased to announce that a project ...

Encouraging high-risk research: DFG approves funding for 2 new Reinhart Koselleck projects

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has announced that it will fund two new especially innovative and high-risk research projects. The Joint Committee of Germany's largest research funding organisation, located in Bonn, has approved funding for two new Reinhart Ko...

Sequella Receives SBIR Funding Grant from the NIH for Further Development of Tuberculosis Drug SQ609

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequella, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on diseases of epidemic potential, today announced the receipt of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIA...

Immune Targeting Systems Completes Second Tranche of Series-A Funding Bringing Total Funds Raised to More Than GBP5m

LONDON, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited, a company developing synthetic vaccines for mutating viruses, today announced it has received GBP2.4m of investment as the second tranche of its series-A funding round. ITS's investors HealthCap, the London Technology F...

Lytix Closes USD 10.4 Million Funding Round

TROMS0, Norway, January 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scandinavian-based drug development company Lytix Biopharma today announced the closure of a successful funding round to a total value of 73 million NOK (US$ 10.4 million), the proceeds of which will fund the early-stage clinical development of tw...

EcoSphere(R) Biolatex(TM) Secures Funding from Granholm and Invest Michigan!

EcoSynthetix, a manufacturer of biobased replacements for petroleum-based chemicals was announced as the recipient of a $750,000 investment by the Michigan state pension fund. LANSING, Mich. (Business Wire EON) December 9, 2008 -- Invest Michigan!, a program announced...

The Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline Announces 'The Funding Place(TM)' and Other Resources to Connect Investors and Startups

TROY, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CJPS Enterprises, LLC (http://www.CJPS-Enterprises.com ), the operator of the Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline (http://www.MichiganPipeline.com ) is announcing a new service available to Michigan companies looking for funding for their business, or looking ...

POET Receives Additional $76 Million in Federal Funding For Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol

POET today announced that it will receive $76.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to commercialize cellulosic ethanol production technology. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Vocus) October 7, 2008-- POET, the largest producer of ethanol in the world, today announced t...

Department of Justice Provides States With Funding for Testing in Postconviction Cases

Kentucky Receives $1.1 Million to Investigate Innocence Claims WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced over $1.1 million to the State of Kentucky to help defray costs associated with reviewing cases where DNA testing and evidence m...

World Leader in Bench-Top Flow Chemistry Instruments ThalesNano, Inc. Closes Funding Round

BUDAPEST, Hungary and LONDON and PRINCETON, New Jersey and SAN DIEGO, California, September 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Investment to be Used to Accelerate R&D for Continuous Process Chemistry Technologies and for Further Global Expansion ThalesNano Inc. announced today the closing of an investmen...

Bioheart, Inc. Announces Additional Funding Support

SUNRISE, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioheart, Inc., (Nasdaq: BHRT ) a company committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases, today announced receipt of a $1 million unsecured loan from Rog...

Sierra Neuropharmaceuticals Completes $21.5-Million Series A Funding Round

AURORA, Colo., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Neuropharmaceuticals, Inc., a formulator of pharmaceuticals for direct-to-the-brain treatment of neurological diseases, announced a $21.5-million venture capital Series A financing. Co-leads in the funding were HealthCare Ventures, Morgenthaler Ven...

Microfluidic Systems Receives Continued Funding From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Toward the Commercial Production of Autonomous Airborne Pathogen Detection Systems

FREMONT, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfluidic Systems Inc. (MFSI) announced today that it has been awarded the Phase 3X agreement for the production of Microfluidic - Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector (M-BAND). This award is the fourth in a series of funded phases by the DHS Scienc...

Exelixis Receives $150 Million Funding Commitment From Deerfield Management

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL ) announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Deerfield Management, a leading healthcare investment organization and significant Exelixis stockholder, to provide Exelixis with up...

Exelixis Announces June 5 Webcast of Conference Call Regarding Its $150 Million Funding Commitment from Deerfield Management

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL ) announced earlier today that it has received a $150.0 million funding commitment from Deerfield Management. The arrangement will be discussed by Exelixis management in a live conference call at 5:00 a...

EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Completes Funding Round of US$4 Million

Proceeds Will be Used to Accelerate Market Entry of its Wound Care Products RICHMOND, Virginia and ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- EnzySurge Ltd. (EnzySurge), a provider of innovative solutions for advanced chronic wound management, announced today that it successfully completed its...

CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. Funding Wound Healing Trial with R&D Partnership

LAS VEGAS, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CVBTE) has entered into an agreement with Mr. Phillip Frey Jr. to form Cardio Derma Clinical Partners (CDCP), an R&D Partnership. Mr. Frey, as sponsor and general partner, will fund a minimu...

Ocular Biopharmaceutical Company Charlesson Announces $1.6MM in New Funding and Upcoming Presentations at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Company aims to develop novel therapies to prevent blindness OKLAHOMA CITY, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlesson LLC, an ocular biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it is the recipient of two Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards from the National Institutes of Healt...

Hawaii Biotech Receives Funding From the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative

HONOLULU, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Biotech announced today that it has received a grant from the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI) to support the manufacture of Hawaii Biotech's dengue vaccine for eventual testing in clinical trials. Hawaii Biotech emphasized that it has n...

D-Pharm Secures Funding From Israel's Chief Scientist's Office

REHOVOT, Israel, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm announced today that it received notice from Israel's Chief Scientist's Office (CSO) of its commitment to match expenditures on four of D-Pharm's R&D programs with a total grant of up to NIS 11 million (over $3 million). Alex Kozak, PhD, CEO a...

Department of Defense Awards $5.8 Million Contract Modification Providing Additional Funding for PharmAthene's Protexia(R) Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc., (Amex: PIP ) a biodefense company specializing in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against chemical and biological terrorism, announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification ...

Hepatitis B Foundation Testifies Before Congressional Appropriation Committee and Urges More Federal Funding for Hepatitis B

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hepatitis B Foundation President Dr. Timothy Block testified about the public health challenge of chronic hepatitis B before the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services on March 13 in Washington, DC, at ...

AssureRx Closes Round of Funding to Commercialize Pharmacogenetic Test

Company commercializes technology from Cincinnati Children's and Mayo Clinic to help doctors select right drug at right dose for patients CINCINNATI, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx, a personalized medicine company, today announced that it has closed a round of funding. The company was fo...

Nova Biosource Fuels Announces First Funding Under $41 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility

$10.6 Million Funding Milestone Continues Progress at Seneca, Illinois Biodiesel Refinery HOUSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. (Amex: NBF ) announced today that it has satisfied the conditions precedent and completed its first fundin...

Ranier Technology Secures GBP8m Funding for its Cadisc Replacement Spinal Discs

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranier Technology, a Cambridge UK based spinal implant development company, has secured an GBP8 million ($16 million) investment from new and existing investors to further develop and commercialise its motion preserving spinal implant products. T...

New funding to charge energy research at UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology

Professors Neal Skipper and Franco Cacialli, of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London (UCL), have been awarded a 200,000 laboratory refurbishment grant to help them develop alternative fuel supplies for transport and electri...

Peakdale Molecular Announces GBP 1 Million Funding to Support Expansion and Growth

CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, England, January 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Peakdale Molecular Ltd a leading provider in specialist chemistry services to the pharmaceutical industry has announced today that they have successfully completed a GBP1m round of equity funding which will enable Peakdale to continue the ...

CleveMed Receives $1.5 Million in NIH Funding to Further Develop a Portable System for Monitoring Parkinson's Disease Motor Symptoms

CLEVELAND, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. (CleveMed) announced that it has been awarded $1.5 million in NIH SBIR Phase II Continuation funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The grant will fund further development and clinical ...

LineaGen Inc. Launches With Close of $5.8 Million Series A Funding Round

Led by world-class management team, board and scientific research collaborators, LineaGen is leveraging new funding round, Utah Population Database, and other key resources to advance Utah's proven biomarker discovery platform for commercializing first-in-class molecular diagnostic ...

Botaneco obtains $2.4 million in funding from AVAC

TSX symbol: SBS CALGARY, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Botaneco, a business unit of SemBioSys Genetics Inc. (TSX:SBS), today announced that it has reached an agreement with AVAC Ltd. for $2.4 million in non-dilutive funding for the development of Botaneco as an i...
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