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Women Founders Again Raise Small Share of Venture Funds

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In 2019, only one in five new companies worldwide receiving venture financing was founded or co-founded by a woman, about the same percentage as in 2018. . . . → Read More: Women Founders Again Raise Small Share of Venture Funds

New Company Developing Cell-Based Milk

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A biotechnology start-up enterprise plans to produce milk directly from mammary cells in the lab without crops, animals, or farms. . . . → Read More: New Company Developing Cell-Based Milk

Microsoft Launches $1 Billion Climate Fund

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Microsoft Corp. plans to invest $1 billion over the next four years to create technologies for removing carbon from the atmosphere. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Launches $1 Billion Climate Fund

Synthetic DNA Studied for Mass Data Storage

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An industry-academic consortium received a U.S. government contract to develop coded synthetic polymer chemicals like DNA for reliably storing massive amounts of data. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Studied for Mass Data Storage

Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

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Venture capital deal-making in the U.S. declined in the fourth quarter of 2019, but biotechnology start-ups remained the most sought-after investment targets of any sector. . . . → Read More: Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises

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UPMC, the medical center affiliated with University of Pittsburgh, plans to invest $1 billion in life science advances, with spin-off companies as part of its strategy. . . . → Read More: UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises

Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

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A gene therapy start-up is receiving an award resembling venture financing to advance its treatment for a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

New Biotech Aims to Bring Down Drug Prices

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A biotechnology company launched yesterday that plans to discover and develop therapies faster and at lower cost than many of today’s new drugs. . . . → Read More: New Biotech Aims to Bring Down Drug Prices

Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

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A wireless electrode activated by light waves is being developed to connect with nerve cells in the brain that promises to make brain-computer connections safer. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds

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A company designing vaccines delivered with a microneedle patch to prevent infectious diseases is raising $11 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds