Rutgers NSF New I-Corps™ Hub: Northeast Region

As a key player in developing and transforming innovators into entrepreneurs that improve people’s lives, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will expand its entrepreneurship training programming and further equip faculty and student researchers with the skills and strategy needed to transition their discoveries into technologies and products, as a partner in the newly created NSF I-Corps™ Hub: Northeast Region.

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Rutgers University signs two agreements with Santhera Pharmaceuticals to advance pioneering research for the treatment of congenital muscular dystrophy. The agreements complement ongoing research of Peter Yurchenco, professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a pioneer in a novel gene therapy approach for the treatment of LAMA2-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy.