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Supplement: Entrepreneurs Boldly Break New Ground

Entrepreneurs Boldly Break New Ground By Clare Kittredge Early-stage funding is oxygen to young life science companies struggling to keep their companies afloat and research moving forward. RELATED ARTICLES Successful Strategies Margaret Foti: Devoted to cancer research The Launch and the Exit Mark Tykocinski: Open doors lead a scientist to his calling Shire Pharmaceuticals: A Study in Exponential Growth Many Happy Returns: Cephalon celebrates its 20th

Clare Kittredge
Entrepreneurs Boldly Break New Ground
By Clare Kittredge
Early-stage funding is oxygen to young life science companies struggling to keep their companies afloat and research moving forward.
ACUREON PHARMACEUTICALS - It's all in their heads

Matthew Gantz, CEO of Acureon Pharmaceuticals, says his company's technology is all "in our heads." That's because he and his partner are searching for late-stage therapeutics in the areas of infections, transplants, and critical care to improve for use in hospitals.

"We do not actually have a product; we are looking for one," says Gantz. "We look everywhere - databases, products approved outside the US but not here, serious unmet needs.... The challenge...

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