MIT professor and entrepreneur Robert Langer is behind another innovative nanotechnology application for drug delivery, this time helping develop a model that could help researchers understand the way nanoparticles penetrate blood vessel walls.
MIT scientist and entrepreneur Robert Langer is co-founding yet another new med tech company, this time in France. Gecko Biomedical debuts with nearly $11 million in Series A financing, focused on a light-activated, biodegradable, non-toxic adhesive designed to close wounds inside the body.
FierceDrugDelivery spoke with the prolific drug delivery expert about the field's future, regarding nanotechnology in particular, as well as some of the projects Langer's lab and various business ventures are undertaking currently to make next-gen nanomedicine a reality.
MIT professor and biotech entrepreneur Robert Langer and colleagues have created a synthetic version of the natural high-density lipoprotein--or "good cholesterol"--for use in drug delivery to treat cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis.
Yet another biotech has joined the raging IPO craze. Nanomedicine company Bind Therapeutics has raised $70.5 million in a public offering of its stock priced at $15 per share, The Associated Press reports.
Researchers at MIT are working on new ways to carry RNAi drugs via liquid nanoparticles that would maximize their delivery and their ability to silence malfunctioning genes that can lead to cancer.
In a piece for Nature Biotechnology, serial biotech entrepreneur and MIT professor Robert Langer shared some of his experiences in launching more than two dozen biotechs over the past 26 years.
Taris Biomedical has gone back to the venture well as the biotech startup launches a midstage study of its lead candidate against bladder pain. The Lexington, MA-based company found support for its latest financing from previous backers at Flybridge Capital Partners, Flagship Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners and Third Rock Ventures.
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T2 Biosystems pulled in a whopping $40 million Series E funding round to support clinical testing and a commercial launch of the company's Candida infection rapid diagnostic assay.