Archive for December, 2011

GRA Eminent Scholar Voit honored

Dr. Eberhard Voit, GRA Eminent Scholar in Systems Biology at Georgia Tech, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  AIMBE, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering.  Voit was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of computational systems biology and the use of model-based problem-solving in biomedical engineering.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows places Voit in the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the United States.  Read more>

December 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

GRA VentureLab company helping to develop promising cancer vaccine

GRA VentureLab company Viamune will help to develop and commercialize a promising new cancer vaccine and the technologies used to create it.  Based on the work of researchers at the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic, the vaccine dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases, including those resistant to common treatments.  According to the researchers, the vaccine elicits a very strong immune response, activating all three components of the immune system to reduce tumor size by an average of 80 percent. 

If all goes well, the researchers hope to begin to test the safety of the vaccine in humans in late 2013.  Read more>

December 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment