NuvOx Pharma Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Technology to Treat Endocarditis

PR Dot COMTUCSON, Ariz. - Aug. 27, 2016 -NuvOx Pharma, a Tucson-based biotechnology company, has been awarded a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health for $243,164.00 entitled, “Fibrin Targeted Microbubbles and Ultrasound for Treatment of Endocarditis.” Evan Unger, MD, co-founder of NuvOx, a co-principal investigator of the grant, said, “This project draws upon NuvOx’s expertise in nanotechnology to more effectively treat localized disease, in this case endocarditis, particularly in pediatric patients.” Shelby Kutty, MD, MS, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center, co-principal investigator on the project said, “In endocarditis, an infection of the heart, a vegetation composed of platelets, fibrin and bacteria can form which prevents adequate penetration of antibiotics into the area of infection. Read More ...