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Extend Biosciences receives an SBIR supplemental award

The company received an Administrative Supplement award from NCI to further the development of the long-acting ghrelin asset for the treatment of cancer cachexia.

The US Patent and Trademark office awards Extend Biosciences with a mark for D-VITylation

Extend Biosciences’ trademark registration has been issued for the name of their platform technology, D-VITylation.

Founder Laura Hales speaks on a panel about Extend Biosciences’ non-dilutive funding path

Laura Hales was one of three panelists at an event sponsored by ENET titled “SBIR grants and non-dilutive funding to bootstrap your startup company”.

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Extend Biosciences is awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from NIDDK

Extend Biosciences’ long-acting PTH molecule will advance through IND-enabling studies with a Phase II grant from NIDDK.

NIDDK awards Extend Biosciences with a Phase I grant

Extend Biosciences was awarded a Phase I SBIR grant to advance their long-acting insulin molecule for the treatment of diabetes.

Founder Laura Hales speaks on a panel sponsored by The Capital Network

At an event titled “SBIR – America’s Largest Seed Fund”, Extend Biosciences founder Laura Hales spoke about her experience winning SBIR grants.

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A Panel on Women Entrepreneurs in STEM features founder Laura Hales

Founder Laura Hales was one of four female entrepreneurs featured on a panel titled “She Prevailed – The Secretes to Start-up Success in STEM from Women Entrepreneurs”. The panel was sponsored by AWIS and also featured Patrice Milos, Ailis Tweed-Kent, and Teresa Nelson, and was moderated by Joanne Kamens.

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Extend Biosciences is awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from NCI

Extend Biosciences was awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund efficacy and IND-enabling studies for a long-acting ghrelin molecule for cancer cachexia.

Extend Biosciences has been awarded a third patent

Extend Biosciences’ third patent has been awarded by the USPTO. The patent, titled “Insulin Vitamin D Conjugates” issued April 11, 2017 (US 9,616,109). 

Founder Laura Hales wins the WIB Lobster Pot pitch competition

In a Shark Tank-style event sponsored by Women In Bio, Extend Biosciences founder Laura Hales, Ph.D. won first prize (an All-Clad Lobster Pot!) in the pitch competition in front of >100 audience members and 4 investors.  The event, held at LabCentral, featured 6 companies pitching from life sciences and healthcare, and was moderated by Marian Nakada of JJDC.

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