Phase One Clinical Trial Set to Begin in Early 2016

Keystone Nano, a company located in the incubator in Innovation Park, received a $2 million grant from The National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support the phase one clinical trial of Ceramide NanoLiposome (CNL), a potential cancer therapy.

Most current chemotherapy treatments have little to no selectivity for cancerous tissue, resulting in damage to healthy tissues. That, in turn, can lead to uncomfortable and intolerable toxic side effects that limit the dosage of treatments a patient can have.

On October 10 and 11, Airnest, formerly Ares Drones, showed off their latest developments in the Drone Software Revolution at the Maker Faire in Pittsburgh. With more than 200 different exhibits, presentations, and performances, the 2015 Pittsburgh Maker Faire was a festival of innovative ideas focusing on 3-D printing, robotics, education, and more.

Those in attendance got to see the new Airnest app in action before it’s released on the iOS store. Visitors were invited to try out the new motion camera feature, which allows users to move the drone’s camera while it’s in the air by simply panning and tilting the iPad.

Live flight demos were held Saturday and Sunday.

To learn more about Airnest, follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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Beginning in spring 2016, the Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic will allow students to represent entrepreneurs, startups, and nonprofit organizations in a setting similar to a small law firm. Under the direction of Adjunct Professor of Law Tom Sharbaugh, students will provide legal services to the clinic’s clients in much the same manner as practicing lawyers. We’ll have more details in our next issue.

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The Incubator program, managed by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, has welcomed five new business startups to its space in the Innovation Park Technology Center at Penn State. It is also adding two new affiliate members.

Don McCandless, Director of Business Development for the Ben Franklin Transformation Program, is pleased to introduce the new startups.

Lampire Biological Laboratories continues to lead neighboring Bedford County and the entire I-99 Corridor counties (Bedford, Blair, and Centre) into the exciting field of biotechnology.

The company is in the process of expanding its Everett facility’s manufacturing capacity to meet the needs of a $5.5 million contract that is scheduled to be completed over the next five years.

“We have a new contract from a Fortune 50, international pharmaceutical company,” said Gregory Krug, president and CEO at Lampire. “We will be doing a specialized tissue processing, preparing the tissue for a special extraction.”