Economic Development

2011 Results announced: Best places to work in industry

News Outlet: 
The Scientist
Date published: 
May 2, 2011
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(New York, NY) – May 2, 2011 – The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, announced today the winners of its 9th annual “Best Places to Work in Industry” survey. By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, the companies topping this year's survey are employing creative ways to advance science and expand their markets.

Critical materials in UAH and other laboratories protected by backup power when tornadoes struck

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times
Date published: 
May 3, 2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Much of the research, experiments and vital treatment materials in Huntsville laboratories are protected by backup power sources and safe in the aftermath of Wednesday's tornadoes and storms.

"We have biological specimens that represent not only high-dollar value but time value," said Dr. Joseph Ng, who teaches biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Ubiquity Genomics

Ubiquity Genomics provides tools for targeted DNA sequencing.  The company’s proprietary technology allows researchers to focus genetic and epigenetic analyses on specific regions of the genome at a fraction of the cost of other commercially available approaches.  Release of MHC Complete, the company’s first product, is anticipated in the first quarter of 2014. MHC Complete reagents will enable scientists to sequence the entire MHC locus, a region of great importance to disease research.

Serina announces partnership with Scripps Research Institute

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times,
Date published: 
August 9, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville phamaceutical company Serina Therapeutics has signed an agreement with Scripps Research Institute to develop new cancer drugs using its polymer-based technology. Scripps is a large independent non-profit biomedical research institute with campuses in California and Florida.
Serina's proprietary polymer technology will be used to form new "antibody drug conjugates" under the agreement, Serina President and CEO Dr. Randal Moreadith said in an Aug. 6 interview. Antibodies are the body's natural defense mechanisms against infection and disease, and antibody drug conjugates - a method of attaching drugs to antibodies to aim those drugs directly at diseased cells - have moved from theoretical to increasingly possible in recent years. Two new antibody drugs have been announced recently targeting breast cancer and lymphoma.

CFDRC developing non-invasive stem cell analyzer technology

Research could have important applications in regenerative medicine and therapeutics
HUNTSVILLE, AL – July 9, 2013 -- CFD Research Corporation has been awarded a two-year $1M contract from the DoD’s Defense Health Program to continue its research into the detection and sorting of stem cells according to their differentiation states.

Statement by HudsonAlpha President Rick Myers

re: Recent ruling by Supreme Court on gene patenting

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 13, 2013 that human genes cannot be patented.  Our view is that this is the right decision and the ruling will benefit all people, including patients, physicians, researchers and commercial entities who develop valuable products based on human genes.

EGEN advances a therapeutic for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

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Date published: 
June 4, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- EGEN, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical  company, announced that  EGEN's proprietary lung targeting Staramine-mPEG nanoparticle delivery system has been used to administer an inhibitor of microRNA-145 (anti-miRNA-145) in a rat model of severe occlusive pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH. Treatment was shown to significantly reverse the pulmonary hypertension associated with the advanced stages of the disease and restore cardiovascular function.  

InQ Biosciences

InQ Biosciences provides the first fully integrated cell growth and cell analysis system that combines a dynamic software-controlled sample environment with powerful imaging and real-time data collection. InQ Biosciences' instrument accurately models the conditions found in the human body that are essential for healthy cell growth and cell analysis. It is an essential tool for researchers studying the effects of disease and environment on human and animal cells.

Serina Therapeutics announces exclusive license agreement with The Scripps Research Institute

HUNTSVILLE, Ala  -- Serina Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that the company has entered into a definitive exclusive license agreement with The Scripps Research Institute for “click chemistry” – a facile method of attaching molecules together in a precise and quantitative manner. The nature of the agreement and the financial terms were not disclosed. 

MVW Nutritionals

MVW Nutritionals is a privately held company providing leading-edge, high quality nutritional supplements and vitamins for persons who have cystic fibrosis and other gastrointestinal disorders. MVW's goal is to deliver exceptional products and service where quality and dependability are important. The company is committed to this mission, providing quality and dependability at a reasonable price.

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