Tag: IU School of Medicine

Hepatitis B drug developed by Assembly Biosciences advances through early safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic evaluation

Assembly Biosciences Inc., a Carmel-based biotech company with numerous ties to Indiana University and the Hoosier State — has successfully completed part of a Phase I study for a lead drug being developed to treat chronic cases of hepatitis B. The opening half of the study evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (studies of how… Read more »

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… Read more »

IU-backed startup appoints Steve Carchedi as new president and CEO

The month of October brought a flurry of events to ApeX Pharmaceuticals, a company co-founded by the IU School of Medicine’s Mark R. Kelley to develop novel compounds for cancer treatment. On Oct. 10, the company announced the appointment of Steve Carchedi as president and CEO. Formerly CEO of Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm that… Read more »

McRobbie emphasizes internships, increased support for local and faculty-based startups during visit to IU South Bend campus

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie took to the rooftops of South Bend on Wednesday to spread a message he has carried throughout a statewide tour to IU campuses and their host cities throughout the past year. From the top of the city’s former Studebaker Corp. assembly building, which along with Union Station Technology Center… Read more »

Information sessions for Round Two of IU’s Grand Challenges research initiative scheduled for mid-October

Round Two of IU’s Grand Challenges program — a $300 million, multidisciplinary research effort to address “major and large-scale problems” faced by humanity — is now under way, with a Nov. 11 deadline fast approaching for scientific teams that wish to submit their preliminary proposals. For those who wish to learn more about the application… Read more »

IU Northwest School of Medicine researchers win $1.5 million NIH grant to study how certain proteins ‘trick’ bacteria into killing themselves

Throughout the next four years, researchers at the Indiana University Northwest School of Medicine in Gary will use a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to explore how a group of proteins within the body employ a “molecular trick” that causes bacteria to destroy itself. The grant, awarded recently to principal investigator Roman Dziarski… Read more »

Global expert on GI microbes to be honored Tuesday with IU School of Medicine’s Steven C. Beering Award

The IU School of Medicine will bestow its Steven C. Beering Award for the advancement of biomedical/clinical science on Sept. 20 to Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon, who is director for the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. The ceremony and a subsequent lecture by Beering is scheduled for… Read more »

IU enjoys a banner year for licensing, patents & inventions filed with IURTC

For the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., it was a milestone year on a couple of fronts. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, IURTC oversaw the completion of 43 licensing agreements and it ended the 2015 calendar year ranked 43rd worldwide in patents received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The 43 licensing agreements… Read more »