April 3, 2019 NIRvana Sciences Awarded $3 Million Phase IIb SBIR Grant from NIH
Research Triangle, NC, April 3rd, 2019 – NIRvana Sciences, Inc., the leading developer of synthetic bacteriochlorins and chlorins, today announced that it has been awarded a $3 Million Phase IIb SBIR grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
December 1, 2018 NIRvana Sciences Moves to Larger Facility
Research Triangle, NC, December 1st, 2018 – The company announced today that it had moved a few miles down the road to Alexandria Innovation Center located at 7020 Kit Creek Road, Suite 230, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. The larger facility will support an expanding chemistry team as it moves towards commercial operations.
September 17, 2018 NIRvana Sciences Awarded Phase I STTR
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 17th, 2018 – The company announced that is was awarded a $300,000 Phase I STTR from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focused on developing new fluorescent probes aimed at the flow cytometry market in partnership with North Carolina State University.
March 7, 2018 NIRvana Sciences Presents at 2018 CED Life Science Conference
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 7th, 2018 – NIRvana Sciences CEO, Russell Thomas, presented on the main stage of the CED Life Science conference in the Lightning Round held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Additionally, NIRvana Sciences had a booth in the Innovation Room with several other early stage life science companies to facilitate investor and collaboration discussions.
June 11, 2017 NIRvana Sciences Launches Updated Website
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 11th, 2017 – A fresh, vibrant new look for a company bringing many new dye colors to the life sciences world including more information about our bacteriochlorin and chlorin dyes and applications. Please check out our new dyes pages and news updates at your convenience.
October 28, 2016 NIRvana Sciences Successfully Tests its Bacteriochlorins for Photoacoustic Imaging
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 28th, 2016 – NIRvana Sciences runs successful phantom proof of concept tests in photoacoustic imaging at Wake Forest University. Tests were conducted on bacteriochlorin dyes using a VisualSonics Vevo 2100 Imaging System using a tunable laser offering excitation between 680-970nm.
June 12, 2016 NIRvana Sciences Presents Five Violet-Excitable Chlorin Dyes at CYTO
SEATTLE, WA, June 12th, 2016 – NIRvana Sciences scientists is presenting a poster at the 31st Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (CYTO 2016) entitled: “Chlorins: A Novel Family of Violet Laser-Excitable Red to Far-Red Fluorophores for Polychromatic Flow Cytometry”. Working together with scientists at North Carolina State University, NIRvana Sciences demonstrated that a palette of five violet-excitable chlorins with narrow emissions between 603nm and 719nm can be effectively separated using conventional flow cytometer optics and commercially available filter sets.
June 1, 2016 Chris MacNevin Joins NIRvana Sciences Chemistry Team
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 1st, 2016 – NIRvana is proud to welcome Chris MacNevin to the team. Chris received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Emory and completed a post-doc at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focused on synthesis and bio-applications of cyanine-type dyes.
March 1, 2016 NIRvana Sciences Awarded $1.5 million Phase II STTR Grant from NIH
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 1st, 2016 – National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded NIRvana Sciences a Phase II grant to further develop its bacteriochlorin dyes for use in flow cytometry applications.
September 15, 2015 NIRvana Sciences Establishes Conjugation Lab
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 15, 2015 – NIRvana Sciences, Inc., the leading developer of synthetic bacteriochlorins and chlorins in the field of fluorescent dyes, announced that in addition to its protein conjugation lab, it has also set-up a dye synthesis lab and hired another chemist, Chih-Yuan Chen, to its team.
May 18, 2015 NIRvana Sciences Awarded NC Dept. of Commerce Phase I Matching Funds
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 18th, 2015 – NIRvana Sciences, Inc., the leading developer of synthetic bacteriochlorins and chlorins in the field of fluorescent dyes, announced that it has been awarded a $50k Phase I STTR Matching Grant from the One North Carolina Small Business Program supported by NC Department of Commerce’s Office of Science, Technology and Innovation.
10 May 2015 NIRvana Sciences Welcomes Lisa Cooper to Board of Directors
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May, 2015 – NIRvana Sciences, Inc., the leading developer of synthetic bacteriochlorins and chlorins in the field of fluorescent dyes, announced that Lisa Cooper has joined the Board of Directors. Lisa is owner and VP of PMI Ash and brings significant management and IP portfolio