Novel Technologies News for October 2009

Novel Technologies News Archive

New animal study supports Rexahn’s Archexin as a potent inhibitor of human cancer cell growth New animal study supports Rexahn’s Archexin as a potent inhibitor of human cancer cell growth

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the results of an animal study that demonstrates Archexin’s potential to target and treat multiple life-threatening cancers.

Bicycle Therapeutics, a new Medical Research Council (MRC) UK spin-out, secures seed funding from top venture capital firms to develop novel constrained cyclic peptides as therapeutic agents. Bicycle Therapeutics, a new Medical Research Council (MRC) UK spin-out, secures seed funding from top venture capital firms to develop novel constrained cyclic peptides as therapeutic agents.

A new spin out company from the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge UK was announced this week. Bicycle Therapeutics is a new biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform for the creation of a new class of therapeutic entity which combines the most desirable features of small molecules and biologics.

Scientists develop novel method to generate functional hepatocytes for drug testing Scientists develop novel method to generate functional hepatocytes for drug testing

Scientists have for the first time produced liver cells from adult skin cells using the induced pluripotent stem cell technology.

ELRIG Sponsors ‘Technobotts’, young innovators competing in the RoboCup 2010 in Singapore ELRIG Sponsors ‘Technobotts’, young innovators competing in the RoboCup 2010 in Singapore

ELRIG (The European Laboratory Robotic Interest Group) has a mission to give back to the Industry whenever they can and to encourage the growth of Innovative Technology. It was therefore very appropriate that they agreed to Sponsor the Technobotts in their venture to enter the RoboCup 2010 in Singapore.

'Spaghetti' scaffolding could help grow skin in labs 'Spaghetti' scaffolding could help grow skin in labs

Scientists are developing new scaffolding technology that could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like structures.

Controlled movement of molecules Controlled movement of molecules

Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting an advance toward overcoming one of the key challenges in nanotechnology: getting molecules to move quickly in a desired direction without help from outside forces.

Integrated Diagnostics launches with pre-eminent team and investors Integrated Diagnostics launches with pre-eminent team and investors

Dr Leroy Hood-led venture has secured $30 million Series A financing from InterWest Partners, Wellcome Trust and dievini.

Hope for pioneering immunotherapy treatment for childhood cancer Hope for pioneering immunotherapy treatment for childhood cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a potential new antibody treatment that, in the laboratory, shows significantly increased survival from neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer that grows from undeveloped tissue of the nervous system.

Alcohol hand gel ‘no defence’ against swine flu Alcohol hand gel ‘no defence’ against swine flu

Prisoners get drunk on alcohol hand gel. Many Muslims can’t even use it. According to a Manchester-based company, alcohol hand gel should be ‘a thing of the past’.