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GRA VentureLab companies receive awards at celebration of innovation

The Emory University 7th Annual Celebration of Technology and Innovation will include award presentations to Clearside Biomedical Inc. and Neurotrack, Inc.  Clearside, a GRA VentureLab graduate, will be recognized as the Start-Up of 2012.  Based on technology developed by researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory, the company is working on a microinjection system that will use hollow needles to precisely target therapeutics within the eye.

The Deal of 2012 award will go to Neurotrack, an early stage GRA VentureLab company developing technology to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms appear.  In a five-year longitudinal study, their computer-based recognition memory test was able to predict Alzheimer’s with 99% clinical accuracy at least three to four years in advance of disease symptoms.

The event is scheduled March 7 from 4:30 – 6:15 at the Emory Conference Center.  Dr. Todd Sherer, CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will serve as keynote speaker.

March 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment