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RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

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A company producing synthetic RNA for agricultural and biomedical applications is now a public company after a special-purpose acquisition. . . . → Read More: RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

Biomanufacturing Materials Company Issues $500M IPO

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Zymergen Inc., a developer of materials made with synthetic biology for industrial products is raising $500 million in its initial public stock offering. . . . → Read More: Biomanufacturing Materials Company Issues $500M IPO

Microbiome Health Company Raises $40M in Early Funds

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A developer of therapies and health products addressing microbes inhabiting the human body is raising $40 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Microbiome Health Company Raises $40M in Early Funds

Nine Campuses Join Rural Food Research Fund

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Nine universities in the U.S. are taking part in a program supporting research and entrepreneurs developing food and agricultural solutions in rural areas. . . . → Read More: Nine Campuses Join Rural Food Research Fund

Cell-Based Fish Company Gains $8.25M in Seed Funds

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The start-up enterprise Bluu Biosciences is underway creating seafood products from fish stem cells, and raising $US 8.25 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Cell-Based Fish Company Gains $8.25M in Seed Funds

Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range

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Researchers at two Virginia universities developed an experimental vaccine that in tests with pigs protects against SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses. . . . → Read More: Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range

Gene-Edited Transplant Organ Company Raises $125M

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A spin-off enterprise from academic labs is raising $125 million for genetically edited pigs to produce organs for human transplantation. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Transplant Organ Company Raises $125M

Crispr-Edited Bananas Get Industry Funding

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A popular type of banana, genetically edited to resist a soil fungus that threatens this fruit worldwide, is now backed by a major American food brand. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Edited Bananas Get Industry Funding

Tissue Culture: A Novel Propagation Method for Cannabis Industry

One of the more pressing concerns is the development of propagation methods that meet the requirements of mass production. . . . → Read More: Tissue Culture: A Novel Propagation Method for Cannabis Industry

Challenge Seeks Sustainable Chicken, Fish Alternatives

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A new challenge competition from XPrize is looking for alternatives to chicken and fish that look and taste like the real thing, but are friendlier to the planet. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Sustainable Chicken, Fish Alternatives