Posted on May 11, 2020

SciTech Development

"Cortland graduate seeks virus treatment approval", May 8, 2020 Cortland Standard. David Schaffer, a consultant for biomedical companies and Cortland native, is a strategic adviser to SciTech Development LLC, a Michigan-based biomedical company. SciTech produces a drug called nanoFenretinide, which the company initially investigated as a cancer treatment. But SciTech researchers say there’s evidence it’s effective against the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. One of Schaffer’s tasks is trying to help steer the drug through the federal bureaucracy, which has not been easy, considering the competition from giant pharmaceutical corporations. “The small company trying to be heard in Washington is almost impossible,” Schaffer said. “You have to be persistent. You have to constantly follow up.” Read more at
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