- Understanding the role of iron in human health and disease
- Improving the diagnosis of iron disorders
- Developing better medications for common and rare iron disorders
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) honored Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD, with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for his groundbreaking research in iron homeostasis, including the discovery of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin and investigation of its roles in iron metabolism.
Leon Kautz, PhD, received the 2014 Joanne Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement. This award is presented to the current ASH Scholar with the highest-scoring abstract for the ASH annual meeting, as determined by the appointed abstract reviewers.
Merganser Biotech Inc. has raised $28 million in a Series A financing round. The round was led by the Novartis Venture Fund, joined by Frazier Healthcare, Sutter Hill Ventures and Osage University Partners.