Boulder, Colorado - November 10, 2006 - Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a $775,848 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Cancer Institute of The National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will be used to perform preclinical efficacy and pharmacology studies of the company's proprietary long-acting VEGF inhibitor, which is being developed as a potential treatment for a variety of human cancers. Receipt of the entire grant award is contingent upon the achievement of certain research milestones.
The NIH SBIR program is a peer-reviewed grant program that provides research support to small businesses to discover and develop innovative biomedical products for the treatment of serious unmet medical needs. Bolder BioTechnology previously received a $100,000 Phase I SBIR grant award from The National Cancer Institute, which was used to demonstrate the feasibility of producing long-acting, highly potent VEGF inhibitor proteins using the company's targeted PEGylation technology.
Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. uses advanced protein engineering technologies to create proprietary, long-acting human protein pharmaceuticals for the treatment of hematopoietic and endocrine disorders, cancer and infectious diseases. For additional information about Bolder BioTechnology, Inc., please visit our web site atwww.bolderbio.com.
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