Through the Lens of…Dr. Jonathan Peat

The second installment in our series "Through the Lens of” features the story of how one company navigated the market volatility brought on by the pandemic to develop and launch a COVID-19 test. Dr. Jonathan Peat, Business Development Manager of QuantuMDx, describes their journey and predicts future testing needs.  Read the first installment from Ted [...]

2020-07-08T16:15:34-06:00July 8th, 2020|Expert Series, News|

COVID-19 Update: July 8

Updates about the coronavirus are a balance between terrible, no good news and hopeful developments. Positive cases of the virus continue to grow in the U.S., with Arizona, Florida and South Carolina having the most confirmed new cases of the virus than anywhere else in the world. If you're looking for the latest COVID-19 transmission [...]

2020-07-15T16:39:45-06:00July 8th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: July 1

It is clear that the coronavirus still poses great risk with new cases, hospitalization rates, and deaths continuing to rise. But let's share some good news. Today, Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced early positive data from their ongoing study of a mRNA-based vaccine to help prevent COVID-19 infections. The BNT162 vaccine program, dubbed Project Lightspeed, is evaluating at least four experimental [...]

2020-07-01T17:36:47-06:00July 1st, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: June 24

 While some states continue to see progress, coronavirus cases are surging in parts of the South and West as well as in other countries. This rise comes as more cities and states reopen restaurants and businesses. In Tennessee, reporting shows the virus is worse than at any previous point in the pandemic. According to the Tennessean, "As of [...]

2020-06-24T15:30:23-06:00June 24th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: June 17

 A new modeling report from Vanderbilt University Medical Center finds that hospitalization rates in the state have risen since early June and are currently at their highest point in the pandemic. According to the report, "Tennessee has seen increases in hospitalized COVID-19 patients concentrated in particular regions, namely the Memphis Delta and Southeast Tennessee region that includes [...]

2020-06-17T15:48:52-06:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

Webinar: NCATS Funding for Small Businesses in Biotech and Life Sciences

In this archived webinar, learn from Lili Portilla, M.P.A., Director of the NCATS Office of Strategic Alliances, about the structure and application process for the NCATS SBIR and STTR funding program, as well as tips for developing a successful application, specific small business research interests, examples of grantee successes, and helpful resources to further support [...]

2020-08-06T09:10:09-06:00June 12th, 2020|General, News|

COVID-19 Update: June 10

According to a Tennessean report, the number of Tennesseans “actively infected” with coronavirus increased by 42% since a low point last month as hospitalizations also rose. A spokesperson for the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force said they expected to see the increase as businesses reopened, adding, “Thus far the rise is manageable and the rate of [...]

2020-06-10T16:03:30-06:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: June 3

In the Volunteer State, Governor Bill Lee announced a $200 million relief program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created immense economic pain across our state and especially among small businesses that faced temporary closure,” Lee said in a statement Tuesday. “As we responsibly steward our federal stimulus money we have [...]

2020-06-03T16:39:29-06:00June 3rd, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

COVID-19 Update: May 27

Previously reported data from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases study of remdesivir was publicly released over the weekend. According to the preliminary report, remdesivir shortened recovery time from 15 days to 11 days in hospitalized patients. On Tuesday, Merck announced it is developing two different vaccines for COVID-19. The drugmaker is also licensing an oral [...]

2020-06-03T16:39:50-06:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 News, News|

Through the Lens of…Ted Townsend

Life Science Tennessee’s strength is our members: Experts with diverse knowledge in everything from biomedical research to medical devices and therapies to innovative agriculture practices. At a time when the world’s attention is turned toward the life sciences as the driving force behind a cure, we wanted to give our experts the chance to talk [...]

2020-05-28T13:00:17-06:00May 27th, 2020|Expert Series, News|
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