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RNA Cancer Immunotherapy Shown Feasible in Preclinical Test

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Tests with lab animals show synthetic viral RNA particles, encased in natural oils, can safely invoke an immune response to attack solid tumors. . . . → Read More: RNA Cancer Immunotherapy Shown Feasible in Preclinical Test

Nasal Spray Vaccines Get CEPI, NIH Funding

Nasal spray

A developer of infectious disease vaccines is gaining funds for new nasal sprays protecting against a range of coronaviruses and the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccines Get CEPI, NIH Funding

Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

Malaria clinic

A vaccine grown in genetically-altered algae, designed as a nasal-spray and edible drug, is shown to protect lab mice against parasite infections causing malaria. . . . → Read More: Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

Patent Issued for Crispr-Edited Viruses in Microbiome

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A biotechnology company developing gene-edited therapies for bacterial infections in the gut received a U.S. patent for viruses engineered as treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Crispr-Edited Viruses in Microbiome

Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

Vials and bottles

A company formed earlier this year is commercializing a more efficient process for making synthetic RNA molecules and raising $12 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

Start-Up Licenses Gene-Edited Drug Discovery Tech.

African clawed frog

A new company is acquiring a technology using genome-edited tadpoles that finds current drugs addressing precise genetic conditions underlying rare diseases. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Licenses Gene-Edited Drug Discovery Tech.

NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Blockchain

A start-up company is building a secure decentralized network of genomic and other medical data on rare diseases, funded by a fast-track award from an NIH agency. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Trial Underway Assessing Gut Microbiome-Cancer Links

Gut microbes

A clinical trial began collecting stool and blood samples to find connections between microbial communities in the gut and four types of solid-tumor cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Assessing Gut Microbiome-Cancer Links

Addiction Biotech Using Crowdfunding for Investments

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A start-up enterprise developing treatments for drug and alcohol addiction is raising investment capital with a direct pitch to small investors through a crowdfunding platform. . . . → Read More: Addiction Biotech Using Crowdfunding for Investments

Eye Disease Gene-Therapy Biotech Adds Venture Funds

Monitor eyes

A biotechnology company designing treatments for inherited eye diseases with Crispr gene editing is raising €75 million in venture financing. . . . → Read More: Eye Disease Gene-Therapy Biotech Adds Venture Funds