UoH and a start-up collaborate to research new therapies

Work on the development of new therapeutic agents to treat communicable and non-communicable diseases

Work on the development of new therapeutic agents to treat communicable and non-communicable diseases

exRNA Therapeutics Ltd, a start-up incubating at ASPIRE BioNEST, on Friday signed agreements with two faculty members from the School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) for joint collaborative research.

The start-up works on the development of new therapeutic agents to treat communicable and non-communicable diseases. Professors Sharmishta Banerjee and Nooruddin Khan, the faculty members involved in this area, would screen and validate new molecules developed by exRNA Therapeutics, alone or in combination, for better treatments against viral and bacterial infections, said a press release from hurry.

The agreements were signed by R&D Director GS Prasad, on behalf of the participating faculty, and exRNA Therapeutics CMD Vinay Tiwary, and exchanged in the presence of UoH VC BJ Rao and Registrar Devesh Nigam.

“Having a supportive and stimulating innovation ecosystem in an academic institution is very beneficial not only for the institute, but also for the students and faculty. UoH and ASPIRE have become models that are being replicated in many educational institutions , because they help translate the results of academic research into technologies and products,” the VC said.

The Director and Coordinator of ASPIRE and ASPIRE BioNEST and Professor of the School of Life Sciences Rajagopal said, “ASPIRE BioNEST encourages all its start-ups to collaborate with the faculty of the university because their background in basic sciences and applied will help start-ups. get their technologies to market faster.”

“ASPIRE at UoH supports start-ups from the life sciences, pharmaceutical, chemical, IT and electronics sectors through its incubation centers, ASPIRE BioNEST, ASPIRE-TBI and ASPIRE TIDE, respectively. Currently our operations span 53,000 square feet and we are planning further expansions. Together, the three incubation centers have supported nearly 80 start-ups, 30 of which have successfully graduated and are currently operating at full capacity,” said Prasad.

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