Gemstone Biotherapeutics, a company led by Aris Institute member George Davis, has won the Best Life Sciences Company award in the 2015 Maryland Incubator Company honors. The award recognizes life sciences companies working with Maryland business incubator programs.Gemstone’s incubator support came from a Johns Hopkins University program, FastForward East, part of the JHU Technology Ventures initiative, helping to develop a new technology for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds including burn trauma. To undertake this research and development Gemstone entered into a licence agreement with JHU which enabled it to use intellectual property generated by JHU inventor Dr Sharon Gerecht, an expert on tissue regeneration. Dr Gerecht is a bioengineering graduate of the Israel Institute of Technology and has conducted advanced research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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