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Two companies co-founded by UI researchers secure a combined $62M in financing to advance disease therapies

The companies, Carbon Biosciences and hC Bioscience, are based on foundational research by University of Iowa (UI) professors John Engelhardt, Ziying Yan, Chris Ahern, and colleagues at other institutions.

Carbon Biosciences Launches with $38 Million Series A Financing to Advance Novel Gene Therapy Platform and Pipeline

Founded in part by University of Iowa gene therapy pioneers John F. Engelhardt, Ph.D. and Ziying Yan, Ph.D., along with Robert M. Kotin, Ph.D. and Longwood Fund, Carbon is expanding the gene therapy toolbox for the treatment of the world’s most devastating and difficult to treat diseases.

Mana Capital Acquisition Corp. and Cardio Diagnostics, Inc. Announce Definitive Business Combination Agreement to Create Publicly Listed Company Set to Transform Cardiovascular Disease Through Epigenetics

Cardio Diagnostics, Inc. a UI start-up company and a pioneering precision cardiovascular medicine company, and Mana Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Cardio Diagnostics becoming a publicly listed company.

Strong Demand for Lung Intelligence Accelerates VIDA's Growth

VIDA Diagnostics, Inc. (VIDA), a UI start-up company and the leader in lung and respiratory intelligence, announced it has secured financing as it scales up to support strong demand for its VIDA Intelligence Portal, an AI-powered solution that supports clinical trial decentralization and improves site recruitment, onboarding, staff training, image data management and data quality.

VIDA Expands Global Footprint into Japan with Market Authorization Through Partner Cairvo

VIDA Diagnostics, Inc, a UI start-up and leader in lung and respiratory intelligence, has received market authorization in Japan for its VIDA Insights® software, paving the way for lung care teams to begin using the solution at the point of care.


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