Estrigenix has been awarded phase 1 SBIR grant

We are thrilled to share that Estrigenix Therapeutics has been awarded a phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health. The one-year grant provides funds to support pre-clinical studies on one of Estrigenix’s lead compounds to reduce women’s… Read More

Dr. Avik Roy (Simmaron) receives prestigious Ramsay Award.

The Ramsay Research Grant, awarded by Solve M.E. Foundation, supports research to understand the underlying causes of ME/CFS and Long Covid. Dr. Avik Roy has received this Award in 2022. He is part of Simmaron’s new research team, which moved… Read More

Pantherics Incorporated Receives SBIR Funding from the NIH to Advance New Drug Development

Pantherics Incorporated, a UWM startup company received a $255,841 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to advance development of a fundamentally novel anti-inflammatory drug, with… Read More

Drs. Frick and Arnold receive “Bradley Catalyst” grant funding

The UWM Research Foundation has awarded “Bradley Catalyst” funding to Prof. Frick to evaluate new lead compound EGX854, which has demonstrated greater selectivity and 4-fold better potency. EGX854 has also shown potential for better brain penetration. Dr. Frick will evaluate… Read More

MIDD conducts pre-clinical studies with Estrigenix’s lead for hot flashes and dementia

After a successful fund raising campaign, local startup company Estrigenix has engaged the MIDD to conduct pre-clinical characterization of their lead compounds. Estrigenix Therapeutics was formed in 2018 as a spin out from a collaboration research of three Milwaukee area… Read More

Function Therapeutics, Inc. moves to UWM

Milwaukee startup company Function Therapeutics moves to the Chemistry Department at UWM to conduct their R&D. The company is led by Dr. Chris Dockendorff (formerly Marquette Chemistry faculty), and is focused on the medicinal chemistry of a new class of… Read More

Two UWM startup companies received Phase II Bridge Funding from the UWM Research Foundation.

The University of Wisconsin Research Foundation’s Bridge Grant Program bolsters efforts to commercialize innovations developed at the UWM and foster development of startup companies that improve the Wisconsin economy. The program leverages a grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation… Read More

Ethan Kub completes MIDD research assistantship

“The assistantship has helped me and my team (undergraduate students Jermarcus Lewis and Ranjak Joshi) to make significant scientific process towards my graduate work” said graduate student Ethan Kub. I was able to quantify ceramide levels in the U87 cells,… Read More

Simmaron Research locates R&D to UWM and collaborates with the MIDD

Simmaron Research Inc (SRI), a non-profit organization based in Incline Village, Nevada has recently moved some R&D work to UWM to take advantage of available vivarium space and to collaborate with the MIDD. SRI finds it roots in the medical… Read More

Impression from the MIDD symposium 2022

Even with significant COVID-19 restriction, we were able to come together on the 18th of January to showcase the cutting edge science that is part of the Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery. The hybrid format enabled online followers of the… Read More