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» The majority of bioscience venture capital invested in the past six years was in medical diagnostics. » The largest share of the state’s bioscience patents during that period was in biochemistry, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and surgical and medical instruments. » The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore is the largest private foundation in the

Lab to market

Funded by the newly formed Excella Biotech Business Accelerator, a startup company is learning to use vaccines to strip DNA from antibodies in order to feed that DNA into specific germs. Those germs then spit out copies of the antibodies. Whereas in the past, antibodies had to be replicated in mice, this new technology shaves

Healthy acquisition

The PHF Research Park, located west of Lincoln Boulevard between N.E. Eighth Street and N.E. Fourth Street, includes more than 700,000 square feet of modern biomedical research lab and office space supported by state-of-the-art communications and infrastructure systems. During its Sept. 19 meeting in Lawton, the Board of Regents approved a measure authorizing OUHSC to

OU receives $10 million for cancer research

“This important grant is evidence that the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU is rapidly becoming recognized as a center of excellence in cancer research and treatment,” he said. The money, from the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant, will help fund existing programs, provide for a mentoring program for new cancer researchers, and seek answers

EDGE seeks applicants for 2012 class

The EDGE policy board is accepting applications from Oklahoma entrepreneurs who might have a few good ideas up their sleeves but no money to get started. EDGE was established in 2004 by the state legislature to invest in Oklahoma-based technology and research projects. For 2012, the total funding available is approximately $6 million. Those eligible

I2E invests in glioblastomas project

More than 176,000 people a year develop brain tumors known as glioblastomas, for which the project to explore a new therapeutic approach was developed. A compound derived from work in OMRF laboratories shows some effect in preventing the growth of certain brain tumors in rodents. With the support of i2E, a nonprofit corporation providing venture

OMRF receives $2.1 million grant to study deadly blood poisoning

That research has now earned OMRF a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Led by Florea Lupu, Ph.D., the four-year project will examine new treatment strategies for sepsis. Sepsis begins when an infection such as pneumonia, bacterial meningitis or food poisoning enters the bloodstream. The body responds by calling in an overwhelming,

Supplementing health care

With rates of smoking, heart disease and high blood pressure through the roof, many Oklahomans haven’t made a commitment to change their lifestyles, much less thought of stepping into a nutritional supplement store. David Kinsel wants to change that. In 2010, he brought the Complete Nutrition franchise to Oklahoma with stores in Norman and Edmond.