Glauconix Receives Grant to Advance their 3D Ocular Tissue Technology
Glauconix Biosciences, Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB grant. This grant will go towards expanding their R&D efforts into their proprietary technology and symbolizes the NSF’s belief in the company’s growth. The New York based company began their research with a model of the anterior segment of the eye, aimed at helping to advance glaucoma research.
Glauconix is a specialty pharma research company that uses an innovative platform technology to reduce the cost of ophthalmic drug development. Their technology helps to develop human 3D ocular tissues. These tissues are capable of mimicking the fluid dynamics in the eye and can be used in ophthalmic treatment R&D. They have developed successful anterior segment tissues and are working on retina vasculature models next.
They were first awarded the SBIR Phase II grant which helped to develop and commercialize their 3D Human Tissue platform. This latest grant will go toward the R&D for the retina vasculature models and bring this into commercialization. CEO Kim Southern believes these 3D models “will accelerate development of effective medications for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema; helping to enhance the quality of life for millions of people.”
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