New Orleans BioInnovation Center’s Client Awarded $400,000

October 26, 2012 – Silicon Bayou News

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center announced today that client Wibi+Works, an emerging biotechnology company, received $400,000 to advance stem cell therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The company received the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Wibi+Works will use the funding to advance this technology in conjunction with Dr. Gary Firestein and Dr. Monica Guma at the University California San Diego.

Bioceptive Takes Home $5,000 from First Annual Turner BioChallenge

October 17, 2012 – Silicon Bayou News

Bioceptive, a company working towards meeting the needs of women through a developing patent, took home the prize from the first annual Turner BioChallenge event. The New Orleans BioInnovation Center was responsible for awarding the company $5,000 and providing three months of free workspace. More than 70 members of the life science community showed their support at this event, including Mayor Landrieu.