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Start-Up Licenses Immunotherapies in $880M Deal

Human T-cell

A new biotechnology enterprise creating treatments that alter chemical functions in immune cells agreed to license its technology to a pharmaceutical company. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Licenses Immunotherapies in $880M Deal

Commentary – Biotech, Trump’s Latest Casino

SARS-Cov-2 virus

If you thought the Trump administration couldn’t bungle any worse its response to the coronavirus pandemic, think again. . . . → Read More: Commentary – Biotech, Trump’s Latest Casino

Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Mussels

A new enterprise is creating an strong binding adhesive inspired by mussels, derived from research in a university chemistry and materials science lab. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Marine Bio-Inspired Super Glue

Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Test tubes in a lab

A survey of U.S. universities and research institutes shows more patents were awarded to their labs in 2018, while new start-ups stayed the same from 2017. . . . → Read More: Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A university spin-off company developing treatments to extend the lifetimes of dogs is gaining a gene therapy for preventing multiple age-related diseases. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Arctic ground squirrel

University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

DNA analysis graphic

A company creating tags similar to bar codes from nucleic acids like DNA received a patent for a process to identify and track synthetic fibers made from wood. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Nerve cells illustration

A bio-compatible conduit is shown in tests with monkeys to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers, like those suffered in traumatic injuries. . . . → Read More: Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Stuart Cook

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is acquiring an antibody technology that blocks actions of a signaling protein associated with a range of fibrosis diseases. . . . → Read More: Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

Human lungs illustration

A biotechnology company developing inhaled drugs for respiratory diseases agreed to provide Johnson & Johnson with access to its technology for treating lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Biotech Options Enzyme Inhibitors for Lung Cancer