Mason Spin-Off Company Receives Funding from Prince William County
On May 19, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors authorized a performance agreement with Manassas-based Virongy, LLC, for an Economic Development Opportunity Fund Grant of $50,000. Virongy licensed technology developed by Mason professor Yuntao Wu. "This is a great example of faculty entrepreneurship at Mason," said Dr. Hina Mehta, director of Mason's Office of Technology Transfer.
Virongy focuses on creating cutting-edge technologies in virology, viral vector-based gene therapy, virus-host cell biology, and viral immunology. The purpose of the grant is support for the company's Vaccine Development Partnership with George Mason University. Virongy is located in the Prince William Science Accelerator in Innovation Park.