The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport last week finalized a licensing agreement with Massachusetts drug developer Aphios, allowing the company to develop the compound bryostatin-1 as a possible localized treatment for organ transplant rejection.

The deal is a result of a nearly three-year research partnership between Aphios and LSUHSC-S, and is the latest product of a concerted effort at LSUHSC-S to ramp up collaboration between its faculty and industry, a school official told BTW this week.

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