A landmark biotechnology was published for the first time in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Biochemistry. The article, “RPtag as an orally bioavailable, hyper stable epitope tag and generalizable protein binding scaffold,” describes a foundational technology that could have huge implications in drug discovery, diagnostics, and clinical antibody therapy.
The State University of New York at Fredonia hosted the Northeastern District-3 Conference for TriBeta, the Biology Honor Society. Kelsey Moody, CEO at Ichor Therapeutics, delivered the keynote address. In the address, he discussed Ichor’s humble beginnings in a West Syracuse apartment, and encouraging pre-clinical results from the company’s age-related macular degeneration program.
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference, co-hosted by SENS Research Foundation and Michael Greve’s Forever Healthy Foundation, is a scientific forum focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage. It provides a platform for leading researchers from around the world to share their work in stem cells, senescent cells, immunotherapies, biomarkers, and drug discovery.
Each year Syracuse’s economic development counsel and chamber of commerce, CenterState CEO, recognizes Central New York businesses for their outstanding achievements during the past year. Ichor Therapeutics, Inc. has been selected as a finalist for 2018.
Kelsey Moody was a medical student at Upstate Medical University when he landed a $540,000 research grant and set up his own pharmaceutical research company.
Aaron Wolfe expects to finish up his Ph.D. in physics this semester. He has been working on his doctorate since 2011 and should have been done by now, he says, but a few things have gotten in the way—like helping to run a company, Ichor Therapeutics, of which he is chief operating officer.
One Central New York start-up is looking to start human trials on their solution to macular degeneration– a disease that’s a leading cause of vision loss for over 10 million Americans.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a presently incurable eye condition leading to partial loss of vision and affects as many as 15 million Americans and millions more globally. AMD has a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life through decreased independence and increased fall risk as well as the psychological and financial burden that vision loss can cause.
Ichor Therapeutics, a local biotechnology company focusing on therapeutic interventions for age-related disease, receives $1.35 million in new funding — including $1 million from European investors — and begins a 4-fold expansion of research capabilities in LaFayette, NY to engage in FDA compliant pre-clinical research.