Leonardo Biosystems

Arrowhead Research this week reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results, posting a higher net loss amid increased operating expenses.
The company also said that efforts to integrate its subsidiaries into a single company are underway.

Leonardo Biosystems said this week that it has received the second half of a $2.5 million grant from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to help develop its multi-stage drug-delivery technology.
The first half of the grant was received in April 2010.

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Arrowhead Research has appointed Bruce Given as its COO.

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Leonardo, which had been expecting the funding, intends to use the money to ramp up its operations with the goal of securing industry partnerships around its so-called multi-stage delivery approach.

While the company may at some point down the road dip its toes into the drug-development waters, "initially, I don't see us having any in-house discovery efforts," Leonardo CEO Bruce Given said.

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