BioTime awarded $1.5M grant from the NIH

Monday, September 18, 2017

BioTime, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases, has been awarded a grant of up to $1.56 million from the Small Business Innovation Research program of the NIH. The grant provides funding to further develop BioTime’s innovative, next generation vision restoration program for more advanced retinal diseases and injuries, which severely impact the quality of life for millions of people with no treatment option. This initiative aims at improving vision in people affected by blindness, whether caused by retinal injuries, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa or other causes.

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BioTime, Jade Therapeutics ink deal

Friday, September 20, 2013

BioTime, a biotechnology company that develops and markets products in regenerative medicine, has signed an exclusive sublicense agreement with Jade Therapeutics, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based developer of ophthalmic sustained-release drug delivery platforms. This new agreement supersedes the previously announced sublicense and supply agreements and expands the licensed field of use to include certain additional uses, such as BioTime’s HyStem hydrogel technology for the delivery of all potential therapeutic molecules to the human eye. Excluded from the licensed field of use is the HyStem technology for the delivery of cells with or without any molecules necessary for the therapeutic benefit of those cells, for use in making punctal plugs, for diagnostic and research reagents and for non-human applications.

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