PITTSBURGH, Pa. & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Peptilogics, a development stage company utilizing its innovative peptide platform to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, today announced that its lead compound PLG0206 has been granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of prosthetic joint infections (PJI).
Through a historic partnership between Idea Foundry, The Pittsburgh International Airport, VisitPittsburgh, Caissa Touristic, and China Eastern Airlines, China Eastern will offer a seasonal nonstop charter flight between Shanghai and Pittsburgh, the first nonstop flight between Pittsburgh and China, starting August 1st.
This means great things for both Pittsburgh and Chinese travelers. This flight increases opportunities for Chinese tourism in Pittsburgh, contributing to the regional economy. Specifically, Caissa Touristic and VisitPittsburgh are working together to ensure that the hundreds of Chinese travelers arriving on these fights will be booked at local hotels and explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Earlier this year Idea Foundry worked with VisitPittsburgh and Guest Service Solutions to offer free training to those in the service and hospitality industries to prepare for an increase in Chinese visitors.
This historic flight has been years in the making. Idea Foundry started working in China 8 years ago to promote investment in our region and study at the university and high school levels. However, during Idea Foundry’s first trip to China, we encountered a major problem. People in China didn’t know Pittsburgh and searching for Pittsburgh on Chinese search engines produced few results. Realizing that no one would want to invest, work, or study in a place they didn’t know, Idea Foundry began, and has continued, to increase awareness of Pittsburgh in China. This charter flight shows just how far these efforts have gone. We are excited to see our and our partners’ efforts on creating this flight, which included numerous trips to China, come into fruition.
For more information on this flight and how you can get tickets: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/chinacharters
The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association is honoring four as 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year winners.
- Outstanding Entrepreneur Award: Joe Ferrara, president and CEO, and Norman Sadeh, chairman, chief scientist and co-founder, Wombat Security Technologies. Wombat was recently acquired by Silicon Valley-based Proofpoint for $225 million.
- Impact Award: Marc Malandro, former founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute. He became vice president of operations for science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative last summer.
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Bianchini. A serial entrepreneur, Bianchini started and sold Scalable Technologies, Spinnaker Networks and Avere Systems. Avere was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year and Bianchini continues to lead the company’s North Shore-based engineering division.
PVCA’s annual awards luncheon is scheduled for May 15 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. This is the 24th year for the program.
Deals push Rejuvenan’s capabilities into visual imaging and food psychology
NEW YORK, March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rejuvenan Global Health, a new personal health platform that scores health and offers lifestyle modifications to improve well-being, announced today it has signed content licensing agreements with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Roger Gould and Pittsburgh-based body visualization company Better Body Image. Both are fully integrated into Rejuvenan’s digital platform to create a 360° wellness experience which users access by smartphone, pad or computer.
On February 21st, Idea Foundry was chosen as one of four winners of Google.org’s Impact Challenge Pittsburgh, which aims to support non-profits working to create economic opportunity in the region.
A Pittsburgh cybersecurity firm will stay local and grow after it was purchased for $225 million.
Proofpoint, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity company, this week announced plans to buy Wombat Security Technologies.
Qrono is a winner of Pittsburgh Business Time’s 2017 Innovation Awards.
For more than a decade, two scientists have been working on a technology that could be a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer.
Qrono Inc. is in the development phase of creating a new pharmaceutical product, QR206, whereby micron-sized drug particles are injected directly into a tumor, disrupting the natural process of the tumor’s growth.
Fourth consecutive year of industry leadership based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the fourth year in a row.1 A complimentary copy of the research report is available here.
NASA is extending its agreement with a Pittsburgh-based firm to work on lunar-landing technology.
Astrobotic Technology Inc. was among three companies that had agreements extended with NASA to continue work on delivering cargo to the moon.
Along with Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif., and Moon Express of Cape Canaveral, Fla., the Pittsburgh company’s original three-year agreement was extended for another two years, according to a news release.
- nanoGriptech Obtains Obtains $1.7 Million Investment from Taiwan-Based Venture Capital Organization
- First Agriculture Technology Summit in Pittsburgh
- BRUNNER Partners with Pediatric Cancer Library to Make Diagnosis and Clinical Trial Education More Readily Accessible
- Idea Foundry Expands Global Initiatives with New Programs and Partnerships
- Idea Foundry Signs Partnership with addereMX of Mexico
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