Get Engaged In the SBIR STTR Reauthorization Discussion

The SBIR/STTR Programs are currently set to expire on September 30, 2022. It would be damaging to American innovation and competitiveness if these programs were to expire before a full reauthorization can be passed. The SBIR/STTR Programs enable small businesses to develop and commercialize new innovative technologies and have a proven track record of promoting competition through a merit-based application process.  Since their establishment in 1982, these programs have provided over 179,000 awards, totaling more than $54.3 billion, to U.S. small businesses. A study by the National Academy of Sciences found a commercialization rate of 50-60% for SBIR/STTR investments. You can see the impact of SBIR/STTR in Arizona by clicking here.  

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Novartis Pluvicto™ approved by FDA as first targeted radioligand therapy for treatment of progressive, PSMA positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

  • FDA also approved complementary diagnostic imaging agent, Locametz®, after radiolabeling with gallium-68 for the identification of PSMA-positive lesions2
  • Metastatic prostate cancer has a 5-year survival rate of less than 30%3; mCRPC patients who progress on multiple lines of therapy have limited treatment options 
  • FDA approval was based on pivotal Phase III VISION trial, where patients with pre-treated PSMA-positive mCRPC who received Pluvicto plus standard of care had a statistically significant reduction in risk of death1both alternate primary endpoints of overall survival and radiographic progression free survival were met1
  • Novartis is committed to reimagining medicine in prostate cancer with targeted radioligand therapy – a type of precision cancer treatment combining a targeting compound (ligand) with a therapeutic radioisotope (a radioactive particle)
  • Two pivotal Phase III studies evaluating Pluvicto in earlier lines of treatment for metastatic prostate cancer are underway, with a goal to move into earlier stages of disease

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HTG Releases Proof-of-Approach Whitepaper Establishing Utility of Transcriptome-Informed Approach to Drug Discovery

TUCSON, Ariz., March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a life science company advancing precision medicine through its innovative transcriptome-wide profiling technology, has released its first proof-of-approach white paper (the “White Paper”), establishing the utility of its novel approach to drug discovery utilizing its proprietary platform.Continue reading