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Emerging biotech company to expand from Silicon Valley to UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Posted July 21, 2020

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CAGE Bio, an emerging biotech company, will operate out of laboratory space on the HSC campus.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will be a new home and primary area of growth for CAGE Bio Inc., a privately held clinical-stage company, currently a resident company at Johnson & Johnson Innovation. The company is expanding to Texas from California.

The emerging biotech company will operate out of laboratory space on the HSC campus. The company will use HSC resources while also exploring research partnerships and student engagement opportunities.

CAGE Bio is using ionic liquid technology to develop therapeutic products for dermatology, inflammation and immunology.

CAGE Bio is using a proprietary drug-delivery platform to develop novel products for dermatology, inflammation and immunology. The company’s mission is to develop highly-effective topical products for localized treatment while minimizing the side effects from systemic exposure.

CAGE Bio’s unique technology exhibits broad-spectrum antimicrobial action in addition to exceptional capabilities to carry drugs across the human skin barrier, including the ability to deliver proteins (for example, insulin) and charged macromolecules.

CAGE Bio was founded in 2018 by three scientists with extensive biotech and startup experience.

CAGE Bio is the latest company to join HSC’s efforts to promote innovation. The university has taken a leadership role in Fort Worth to spark innovation and entrepreneurship, launching the Innovate Fort Worth podcast, teaming up with Fort Worth venture capital firm Bios Partners to create an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program to assist the university with technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, and partnering to restart Global Entrepreneurship Week in Fort Worth.

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