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Perot Family’s $50M Gift Boosts UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program

by | Nov 9, 2022
The Perot family’s support will expand the number of students admitted to UT Southwestern's dual-degree program as well as research disciplines in which they study, to include biomedical engineering, computational biology, bioinformatics, and data science. The funding will enhance the curriculum and experiences of Medical Scientist Training Program students and increase efforts to recruit students from elite U.S. colleges, including top international students who want to stay in the U.S. for their careers.
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Nanoscope Therapeutics Accelerates Sight-Restoring Drug Development with New Gene Therapy Manufacturing Partnership
by | Oct 18, 2022
Dallas-based Nanoscope Therapeutics is accelerating the development of therapies that could restore sight in patients with the help of a publicly traded firm. The retinal degenerative diseases-focused biotech company announced a new gene therapy manufacturing partnership with contract research organization Charles River Laboratories International.
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Follow the Money: Medical Device Firm Orthofix Merges to Form Nearly $700M Revenue Business, Stealthy Men’s Health Startup Looks to Raise $2M, Dallas SPAC Targets $200M IPO, and More
by | Oct 17, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Mavenir’s $155M raise, Pinnacle Realty Advisors raising $5M for ‘brokerage-as-a-service’ platform, Exela Technologies taking its European business unit public, American Airlines’ hydrogen fuel distribution investment, and more.
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‘We Are Going to Change the World’: $150M Grant Fuels UNT Health Science Center’s Diversity-Focused Alzheimer’s Research
by | Oct 3, 2022
The funding from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT HSC at Fort Worth advance its ongoing research on how Alzheimer's disease affects different racial and ethnic groups. Sid O'Bryant, executive director of UNT HSC's Institute for Translational Research, said there's never been a large-scale study like this before. “This award and project are nothing short of a bio behavioral ‘moonshot’ program," adds Brian Gladue, HSC executive VP for research and innovation.
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Follow the Money: BILT Gets $1.7M Air Force Grant for 3D Instructions App, PGA of America Invests in Golf Innovation, and More

by | Jul 25, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth's Harvest Returns raises new fund; new Ryan acquisition makes 2022 its most active M&A year; OpTic Gaming acquires Dallas chatbot startup; Dallas legal education firm boosts digital content library; and Fort Worth's Novaria Group acquires firm with giant aerospace clients.
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Qualia Oto Lands New Funding for Its Mission to Restore Hearing in Patients
by | Jul 20, 2022
UT Dallas-based Qualia Oto is developing the next generation of cochlear implants, and has announced closing a Series A preferred round of around $1.64 million. Unlike typical cochlear implants that use bundles of wires attached to a receiver to stimulate the auditory nerve, Qualia Oto’s implant uses thin-film electrode arrays embedded in a polymer, allowing for more contact with the inner ear. That translates to a higher quality and range of sounds that are able to be transmitted.
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Fort Worth Immunotherapy Startup Gets $1.8M Grant Ahead of First Clinical Trials
by | May 12, 2022
AyuVis, an immunotherapy startup, is set to get a $1.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The funding will support the pre-clinical research of its drug candidate to treat the second-leading cause of death in premature babies.

Founder Suchismita Acharya calls the timing "perfect."
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Discovery: UNTHSC Expands Pain Research Registry, UT Arlington Student Gets NIH Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
by | May 17, 2019
Also, you'll find out why a researcher at the University of North Texas believes tourism and destination development could help reunite the Korean Peninsula in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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Nexeon MedSystems Goes Public, Receives Innovation Grants

by | Oct 23, 2017
Nexeon shares are trading over the counter as the company moves forward with advanced medical systems.
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UT Southwestern Ranks No. 5 in World for Impact on Innovation
by | Aug 10, 2017
The institutions were evaluated based on the number of published research articles cited as major sources of third-party patent applications.
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Groundbreaking Geneticist Collins to Make SMU Addresses
by | May 16, 2017
Francis S. Collins led the Human Genome Project before taking the reins at the National Institutes of Health.
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UT Southwestern Researcher Gets Prestigious NIH Grant
by | Oct 20, 2016
Rama Ranganathan's team proposes an approach that, for the first time, will let it visualize protein motions with atomic-scale accuracy.
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