Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. Receives $1.2 Million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant to Continue Development of Long-Acting EPO Analog for Chronic Kidney Disease

Published: Sep 17, 2009

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $1.2 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, entitled "Long-Acting EPO Analog for Treating Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease," from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Receipt of the entire grant award is contingent upon the achievement of certain research milestones.

The new grant award will be used to perform preclinical toxicology studies, required by the Food and Drug Administration for filing an Investigational New Drug application, to begin testing Bolder BioTechnology, Inc.'s long-acting EPO analog in people.

The NIH SBIR program is a peer-reviewed grant program that provides research support to small businesses to discover and develop innovative biomedical products for the treatment of serious unmet medical needs.

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SOURCE Bolder BioTechnology, Inc.

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