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Life Science Washington Institute and Washington State Department of Commerce Award $500,000 to Life Science Startups

Life Science Washington Institute (LSWI), in partnership with The Washington State Department of Commerce, awarded $500,000 in grants to 20 organizations across Washington state. The grants support a diverse group of entrepreneurs by prioritizing entrepreneurs and companies located outside of King County as well as women-led and/or socially or economically disadvantaged companies throughout the state. Made possible by redeploying money returned to the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund, the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund and the Washington Competes grant programs support early-stage companies focused on developing healthcare solutions that improve lives.

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TEDCO Announces Investment into Rise Therapeutics

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced a recent Seed Funds investment of $200,000 into Rise Therapeutics, a Maryland-based biotechnology company. TEDCO’s Seed Funds invest in early-stage, technology and life sciences companies and provides access to gap financing.

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Funding Announcement for Novel Synthetic Biology Drug Candidate for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Developed by Rise Therapeutics

Rockville, Maryland - Rise Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on developing novel immunological-directed synthetic biology-based therapeutics, announced today that it has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel therapeutic for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The funding will support completion of product validation studies and preparation for clinical development for the program.

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Rise Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of its IND Application to Initiate a Phase 1 Study of an Oral Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Rockville, Maryland, January 31st, 2023 – Rise Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel oral synthetic biology medicines, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its investigational new drug (IND) application to proceed with a Phase 1 clinical trial of its lead program candidate, R-3750.

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Celdara Medical Receives Funding to Develop Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobials for Chronic Lung Infection

Lebanon, NH: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Celdara Medical, LLC a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for development of broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides to combat chronic lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Virtici Announces Funding from NIH to Develop a New Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Seattle, Washington - Virtici LLC announced today that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to advance VTC-886, a first-in-class small molecule for the prevention of P. gingivalis infection.

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