Merganser Biotech gets investment for iron overload therapeutics

Merganser Biotech, a drug licensing and development startup, has secured funding from a consortium that includes BioAdvance, the Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern Pennsylvania and individual investors for its plan to develop hepcidin mimetic peptides for the treatment of diseases related to iron overload. The amount invested was not disclosed. Merganser signed an agreement for an […]


Pennsylvania biotech greenhouse looks to roots for chairman

BioAdvance, the Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern Pennsylvania, has appointed Sam Katz, one of its co-founders and an¬†investor in the region, as board chairman and named two new directors to its board. Katz takes over from Philip Gerbino,¬†president of the University of the Sciences, who will continue to serve on the board. Katz is a partner […]