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Darpa Seeking On-Demand, Distributed Production of Proteins

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A synthetic biology company is receiving a contract with the U.S. advanced defense research agency to devise a high-speed localized process for making therapeutic proteins. . . . → Read More: Darpa Seeking On-Demand, Distributed Production of Proteins

Bio-Friendly Plant Nutrient Delivery Patent Awarded

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A process for delivering nutrients for crop growth that its developers say is more sustainable than most fertilizer methods today received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Plant Nutrient Delivery Patent Awarded

Synthetic DNA Company Gains $10M in Venture Round

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A company using a process it says can produce synthetic genes with greater accuracy for research and clinical applications is raising $10 million in its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Company Gains $10M in Venture Round

Automated Life Science A.I. Generation System Unveiled

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A bioengineering lab created a system to make it easier for life scientists to use machine learning for data analysis, without writing their own algorithms. . . . → Read More: Automated Life Science A.I. Generation System Unveiled

Patent Issued for Synthetic Peptide Chain Techniques

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A new U.S. patent, licensed to a start-up biotechnology company, describes processes for linking together chains of synthetic peptides into therapeutic proteins. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Synthetic Peptide Chain Techniques

Biotech Start-Up to Discover Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

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A new biotechnology company is advancing research to find a comprehensive treatment for cystic fibrosis, and staked to a €2 million seed investment from its founder. . . . → Read More: Biotech Start-Up to Discover Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

Partnership to Mass-Produce Graphene Biosensors

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A biological testing device company and industrial graphene manufacturer are collaborating on large-scale production of graphene biosensors for widespread use. . . . → Read More: Partnership to Mass-Produce Graphene Biosensors

Targeted Genetic Nanoparticle Company Gains $25M in Seed Funds

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A developer of nanoscale lipid particles for delivering genomic therapies to specific cells and tissue, spun-off from academic labs, is raising $25 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Targeted Genetic Nanoparticle Company Gains $25M in Seed Funds

Clinical Trial Begins for Peanut Allergy Treatment

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A clinical trial is underway testing an experimental therapy for peanut allergy that its developer says trains the immune system without using peanut proteins. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Begins for Peanut Allergy Treatment

Precision T-Cell Solid Tumor Therapy Trial Underway

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A clinical trial has begun testing a treatment for solid tumor cancers using engineered T-cells with proteins to attack specific tumor cells, but also avoid healthy cells. . . . → Read More: Precision T-Cell Solid Tumor Therapy Trial Underway