CreatiVasc bringing large-scale medical device production to S.C

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Newsroom | 0 comments

GREENVILLE, S.C. –  Biomedical device firm CreatiVasc Medical Inc. said it plans to manufacture its product in South Carolina, a deal that could result in the manufacture of hundreds of thousands of units. The company is in the process of being acquired by Atlanta-based medical device company Brookhaven Medical Inc., which invested $5 million in CreatiVasc in July 2013. The terms of the acquisition and the location of the planned manufacturing partner were not disclosed. “It’s a huge opportunity for the companies to do a lot of good together,” said Johnson, who spoke at the S.C....

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23 Companies announced for SEBIO Forum Showcase

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Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum to Showcase 23 Emerging Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device Companies Innovative drug therapies, advanced medical devices, diagnostics and other cutting-edge healthcare technologies from throughout the Southeast will be showcased November 11-13, during the 2014 Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum at the W Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Entrepreneurs representing 23 of the most promising bioscience and medical technology companies in the region will solicit advice and seek investment during the annual life science convention sponsored by...

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AskBio, spinouts tackle big diseases with nano technology

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Newsroom | 0 comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Hemophilia. Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Epilepsy. Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetic retinopathy. Age-related macular degeneration. Osteoarthritis. These are just some of the diseases that Chapel Hill-based Asklepios BioPharmaceutical (AskBio) is working to alleviate through the development and delivery of novel, intracellular protein therapeutics using its cutting-edge Biological Nano Particle (BNP) technology. This gene-transfer technology is used to deliver a broad variety of biological material, including therapeutic genes, RNA interference (RNAi) – a...

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The business of biotech brings out Jacksonville companies looking for funding

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Newsroom | 0 comments

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – Biotechnology is big business — and Florida has become one of the epicenters of that innovation. The BioFlorida Annual Life Sciences Conference, a two-day event beginning today in Fort Lauderdale, is just one way developers, scientists, entrepreneurs and investors can learn about what is going on behind closed doors in labs and companies all across the state. “We’ve got a lot of innovation going on in Florida; there’s an influx in new independently represented centers as well as larger biotech companies expanding,” said Dawn Johnson, programming chair for...

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AGTC Named BioFlorida Company of the Year

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GAINESVILLE, FL. and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation AGTC, -3.92% a clinical stage biotechnology company developing adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare eye diseases, announced BioFlorida has awarded it the 2014 David J. Gury Company of the Year Award. “AGTC is one of the Florida life sciences industry’s home grown success stories,” said Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida. “We chose to honor AGTC as our Company of the Year for 2014 in honor of their significant milestones,...

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Bioventus Acquires OsteoAMP from Advanced Biologics

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Newsroom | 0 comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Bioventus, a global leader in orthobiologic solutions, today announced it has acquired the OsteoAMP® product line, intellectual property and commercial business from Advanced Biologics LLC. OsteoAMP is a tissue based bone biologic product that is used by spine surgeons to promote natural bone growth and healing. “Surgical orthobiologics is a priority for Bioventus and this acquisition puts the company in position to engage with customers in this market and grow the segment” OsteoAMP is a bone allograft made using a proprietary process designed to retain the...

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