KSU hails first incubated company



KSU hails first incubated company

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 2, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: 
On Friday, Kennesaw State University announced the first company to come out of its business incubator program, New Echota Biotechnology, which is developing new technology that could prove helpful in the fight against cancer and other diseases, the school said in a statement.

Jonathan McMurry, associate vice president for research, is a co-founder of New Echota Biotechnology, which has filed for several patents related to a research project to develop novel cell-penetrating peptides capable of carrying other molecular ‘cargos’ into living cells.

“New Echota may be the first company, but we’re certainly not the last,” said McMurry. “The coming years will increasingly see KSU-developed technologies contribute to economic development and the betterment of humanity.”

McMurry’s research team, composed of KSU faculty and students, developed CPPs that could lead to new medical treatments ranging from improving cosmetic procedures to helping fight cancer.

The company is supported by the KSU Research and Service Foundation Inc.


Name of Publication: The Marietta Daily Journal

Link to Article: http://www.mdjonline.com/news/ksu-hails-first-incubated-company/article_0dba59d6...


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