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2011-07-27 05:00:00

DALLAS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage cancer drug discovery and development company, has announced the completion of an $18 million Series A financing. Led by The Column Group and joined by Remeditex Ventures and Peter O'Donnell, Jr., the Series A funds supplement a recently awarded $11 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Peloton officials said the company will focus initially on advancing several...

2011-03-25 19:11:00

DALLAS, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $36.7 million in new grants to investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center to support cancer-related projects and to recruit pre-eminent cancer investigators. CPRIT was established in 2007 after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that authorized the state to fund cancer research and prevention programs. These awards, made after a rigorous...

2011-03-25 07:00:00

HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Company received notice of a $5.7 million company commercialization award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT"). Bellicum was the only company recommended for funding in this second round of the commercialization award program. The award will fund personnel, manufacturing, and clinical testing of Bellicum's CaspaCIDe(TM) therapy, which promises to substantially...

2010-07-06 06:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. (RBM) today announced the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has granted it a Company Commercialization Award to expand and enhance the OncologyMAP(TM) program for discovery and development of novel diagnostic and prognostic cancer tests. The award of approximately $3 million will fund research and development to more than double the number of cancer-associated biomarker assays in RBM's new...

2010-06-22 12:53:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery announced today that the Company received notice of a $5 million award from the State of Texas through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT"). Apollo was one of only three companies recommended for the inaugural commercialization awards. CPRIT was established to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services...

2010-06-08 16:28:00

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently presented a $300,000 check to the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The check was accepted by the UNT Health Science Center Provost Thomas Yorio, Ph.D., and Richard Kurz, Ph.D., dean of the School of Public Health. "The UNT Health Science Center is pleased to be recognized by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for its continuing cancer...

2009-09-09 15:01:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations and commercial clients, today announced it has won a contract from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to provide scientific peer review services. The contract is worth $16.2 million over five years, if all options are exercised. Work on the contract began July 1, 2009....

2009-07-30 14:27:00

DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Texas voters approved a ballot measure to create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), they took a major step forward in making Texas a hub for cancer research activity. Texas now has a $3 billion fund investing in cutting-edge, Texas-based research and commercialization projects aimed at finding cures and preventing cancer. "It is a privilege for me to be part of CPRIT and to have a role in the historic part Texas...


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