b3 bio inc. Enters Discovery Collaboration with Roche

Published: Jan 21, 2010

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- b3 bio inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to source and develop innovative early stage technologies that could result in potential therapeutic benefits for patients. Roche will have certain rights for further development and/or commercialization of such technologies. As part of this agreement, Roche will increase its equity investment in b3 bio as well as providing development funds.

About b3 bio:

b3 bio inc. is an early stage biotechnology company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina with an initial focus of developing delivery systems for a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic cargos applicable to a broad range of human diseases. b3 bio executed an ongoing collaboration with Roche in this area of technology in July, 2008. b3 bio is situated at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences as part of its Accelerator for Translational Bioscience.

CONTACT: Dani Bolognesi, b3 bio inc., +1-919-226-3081, dani@b3bio.com

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