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.
October 17, 2012 – The Times-Picayune / NOLA.com
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a one-year-old biotech business incubator, has announced the inaugural winner of a contest that provides $5,000 in startup money and three months of free work space at the Canal Street center. The prize is going to Bioceptive, a women’s health startup that developed an easier-to-use intrauterine device.
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.