Curi Bio, the industry leader in developing human stem cell-based platforms for drug discovery, proudly announces two recent SBIR grants worth $4.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support its pioneering work on implementing human models to advance discovery of the next generation of medicines.
The first project will support expansion of Curi’s cutting-edge in vitro human muscle platform by developing mouse model engineered muscle tissues (EMTs) to bridge the inconsistencies between animal and human data. The second initiative will deliver a novel 3D neuromuscular junction used for disease modeling and potency assays for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
These grants, the first of their kind received by Curi Bio from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), demonstrate the impact that the company’s innovative 3D tissue platforms have made in developing new medicines. These latest awards bring the total non-dilutive funding that Curi Bio has received from the NIH to over $12 million.