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UNC Chemistry Spinoff Wins Gates Backing

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March 11, 2011

The Triangle-based UNC Chemistry spinoff company Liquidia, which is at the forefront of efforts to use nanotechnology to tackle diseases, has received a $10 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Liquidia Technologies, which was founded on the discoveries of Carolina Chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone, will use the foundation’s equity investment to support the development and commercialization of safer and more effective vaccines and therapeutics.

NCI Awards $13.6M For C-CCNE Phase 2

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March 9, 2011

6The C-CCNE is pleased to announce an award for $13.6M over five years for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through applying/using advances in nanotechnology. The grant will support the continued work of the center, based at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The C-CCNE was launched in 2005 as part of NCI’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer as one of eight original centers in the national program, and is one of nine that are funded in the new phase.

 

 

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