Congratulations to the following researchers for being awarded the inaugural PLATINUM Grant!
Dr Torsten Wuestefeld of the Genome Institute of Singapore for his Liver Disease Platform which is uncovering a new class of drug targets to treat fibrotic diseases.
Dr Sherry Aw and Dr Dave Wee of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology for their SPAR ribozymes which aim to control gene expression to treat dosage-dependent genetic diseases.
The first of its kind in Asia co-funded by a biotech VC, the PLATINUM Grant was formally launched in April this year by Esco Ventures X in collaboration with A*CCELERATE. The grant is meant to help Principal Investigators develop therapeutic platform technologies and advance them towards a potential spin out.
More information on the grant can be found at https://www.escoventuresx.com/platinum-astar