Trethera Corporation and Nanotherapeutics Sign Exclusive Worldwide Agreement

SANTA MONICA, Calif. & ALACHUA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trethera Corporation and Nanotherapeutics, Inc. today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide agreement whereby Nanotherapeutics has granted Trethera an exclusive license for the global development, manufacturing and marketing of Triapine® (3-AP) and all formulations, for the treatment of hematological malignancies. Triapine® is a clinical-stage, small molecule inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), a key enzyme in the de novo pathway of nucleotide biosynthesis.


UCLA Researchers Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Using Smartphones

A simple, inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources.

A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources.

Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are posing a severe threat to global public health. In particular, they are becoming more common in bacterial pathogens responsible for high-mortality diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea and sepsis.


UCLA Startup, Neural Analytics lands $3M NIH grant

The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Neural Analytics landed a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the diagnostic and monitoring technology it’s developing for traumatic brain injury and stroke, the company reported. The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Los Angeles-based Neural Analytics, founded in 2013, develops technology to measure and track brain health, particularly traumatic brain injury, acute ischemic stroke, and dementia. The company is working on a portable ultrasound headset for athletes at risk of concussion.