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Cambridge Joins Consortium to Launch £40 Million Apollo Therapeutics Fund
Three global pharmaceutical companies and the technology transfer offices of three universities – Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Cambridge – have joined forces with a combined £40 million to create the Apollo Therapeutics Fund. This joint venture will support the translation of ground-breaking academic science from within these universities into innovative new medicines for a broad range of diseases. [University of Cambridge] Press Release
PCRF Launches World’s First National Tissue Bank for Pancreatic Cancer Research
The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer has launched in the UK. The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) Tissue Bank brings together surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, researchers and database experts to co-ordinate a national – and ultimately international – resource that will help to develop new treatments and bring these to patients much faster. [Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund] Press Release
Feds Back New Heart Patch for Infants
Bioengineers at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital have won a National Institutes of Health grant to develop a new generation of patches to repair the damaged hearts of infants. [Rice University] Press Release