Hello readers! Last month, we resurrected the old Perlara tradition of recapping the previous month through tweets. It’s a monthly roundup of what happened at Perlara – new partnerships, staff news, events that Perlara team members attended, and anything else that was tweet-worthy. Catch up on November 2018 in tweets!
November 2018 in tweets:
To start the month off, there was business news – part one: revenues. Perlara’s PerlQuest revenues increased almost 7-fold from 2017, and 20-fold from 2016!
💵 Cashflow positive again this month
2016 – $60,000
2017 – $190,000
2018 – $1,275,000 to date
— Ethan Perlstein (@eperlste) November 9, 2018
— Ethan Perlstein (@eperlste) November 11, 2018
A few days after the gala, it was time for business news – part two: launching the Leigh Syndrome PerlQuest with Mark Cuban. Ethan and Cuban met on Twitter in 2017, over a discussion about drug pricing. After that, Cuban became a Perlara investor, and is now launching a PerlQuest to cure Leigh Syndrome, a rare, inherited neurodegenerative condition that presents itself in infancy.
Tweet leads Mark Cuban to invest in biotech company Perlara and quest to cure rare genetic disease https://t.co/tDV4NnU47q
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 14, 2018
Just before Thanksgiving, Ethan gave a talk at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, where he discussed using model organisms and the Perlara drug discovery platform.
— Molly Lindquist (@ConsanoMolly) November 19, 2018
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) November 24, 2018
Was great to have guest speaker Prof Scott Selleck in the lab today! He talked to us about modeling #Sanfilippo and #MSD in Drosophila and the role of autophagy. cc @CureSanfilippoF @SavingDylan_com @CureMsd
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) November 29, 2018
The month of November 2018 in tweets started, and ended, with Wylder Nation and the NPA PerlQuest, as Aras posted an update on Perlara’s work on finding a cure for NPA, and developing an NPA patient fibroblast screen.
— Perlara (@PerlaraPBC) November 30, 2018
The month ended in celebration, as the office holiday decorations went up and, on the last day of the month, the team celebrated the birthday of Perlara’s “employee #1” one day early. Happy birthday Ethan!
— Tamy Portillo (@Tamy_Portillo) November 30, 2018
That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed Perlara’s November 2018 in tweets. See you next month!
Feature image: altered from the original by (c) Can Stock Photo / igor_shmel