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August 16, 2017

Florida Biotech

Florida research institutes are power players in biotech

The state's major researchers are getting comfortable and attracting millions in grant money.

Amy Keller | 2/27/2012

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Fort Pierce


Amy Wright [Photo: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute]
Amy Wright and her team discovered a chemical called aphrocallistin from a deep-water sponge collected off Fort Pierce. It blocks the proliferation of cancer cells, including pancreatic, breast and colon cancer cells. Wright and her team have been collaborating with researchers at Sanford-Burnham to create analogs, similarly structured compounds, which are 20 times more potent than the natural product.


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