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Gates Foundation readies a round of tempting biotech investments

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July 11, 2012

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June 27, 2012 | By John Carroll

A little more than a year ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made waves when it invested $10 million in Liquidia Technologies. After seeding a host of research efforts with billions of dollars in grant money contributed by the software mogul, the foundation opted for an equity stake in place of one of its usual contributions. And its executives indicated that more biotech investments might follow.

 

A mass drug treatment site for neglected tropical diseases in Uganda

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July 11, 2012

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June 28, 2012

In 2011, our leadership expanded the foundation’s program-related investment (PRI) initiative from $400 million to $1 billion. This expansion reflects our excitement for PRIs as a tool to support innovation in the foundation’s program areas of global health, global development, and US education. While the majority of the foundation’s activities will still be traditional grant-making, we believe PRIs can be a critical tool to stimulate private-sector innovation, encourage market-driven efficiencies, and attract external capital to support our partners and charitable priorities.

 

Joseph DeSimone to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

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August 16, 2011

Prof. Joseph DeSimone will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation awarded the UNC-Beth…

Mike Hadsell won one of the Best in Physics Awards to be given at the Annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Vancouver.

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May 3, 2011

Mike Hadsell, who is a graduate student in Dr. Zhou’s lab, won one of the Best in Physics Awards to be given at the Annual American Association of Physicists in…

Jin Wang receives $3M new faculty award to join BCM

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April 5, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Jin Wang, who will join the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) faculty this coming fall as a Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar in Cancer…

DeSimone named WCHL Hometown Hero

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April 5, 2011

Yesterday, WCHL named Prof. DeSimone a Hometown Hero, honoring his focus on diversity in mentoring students through PhD completion. DeSimone is the recent recipient of the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award….

 

 

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