Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Genvec going into partnership with Novartis

Novartis is entering into partnership with Genvec for their hearing and balance loss restoration programme.They are spending 5 million upfront to Genvec showing their convidence in Genvec's technology.

If the programme succeeds Genvec will recieve a further 214 million which is a great incentive for Genvec to achieve their goal.

It is nice to know that a pharmaceutical giant with about 99,000 employees and 2008 net income of more than $8 billion has finally come to play in the field of hearing and balance loss.

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Recent Advances in Restoration of Hearing

The last ten years have yielded much advances. Hopefully, the next few years will see more breakthroughs !

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stem Cell Treatment Successful in Mice Animal Model

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I believe much progress has been made since the 2004 aritcle. Let's await for more news.