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Gut Microbes Shown to Detect Colorectal Cancer

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An analysis of gut bacteria and blood samples from patients indicates changes in the microbiome can provide early warnings for colorectal cancer. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbes Shown to Detect Colorectal Cancer

Trial to Assess Multi-Factor Blood Test for Cancer

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A clinical trial is set to begin that evaluates genomic and related data from routine blood tests to screen for cancer in real-world settings. . . . → Read More: Trial to Assess Multi-Factor Blood Test for Cancer

Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

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A joint venture with business development and bio-manufacturing companies aims to build new cell and gene therapy businesses to advance treatments from Mayo Clinic labs. . . . → Read More: Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

Cannabinoid Synthesis Process Licensed to Spin-Off Company

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A genetic technology for synthesizing cannabinoid compounds without cannabis cells was licensed to a company spun-off from the lab that developed the process. . . . → Read More: Cannabinoid Synthesis Process Licensed to Spin-Off Company

AI Recreates Tumor Environment for Precision Cancer Care

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A bioinformatics company designed an algorithm that digitally recreates the support network for tumors from RNA sequences, to guide precise treatments for cancer patients. . . . → Read More: AI Recreates Tumor Environment for Precision Cancer Care

Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

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A new enterprise using digital and synthetic biology to create sustainable chemicals at industrial scale is raising $5 million in pre-seed round funds. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

Infant Gut Microbiome Biomarker Study Underway

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A clinical study has begun analyzing infants’ stool samples to determine the characteristics of healthy microbial communities in young children. . . . → Read More: Infant Gut Microbiome Biomarker Study Underway

Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

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Two companies agreed to license technologies from academic labs in the U.S. and U.K. for developing faster and more sensitive at-home tests for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

Patent Issued for Anti-Bacterial Viruses with Crispr Payloads

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A biotechnology company received a patent for its engineered viruses to deliver gene-edited treatments to combat bacterial infections in the microbiome. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Anti-Bacterial Viruses with Crispr Payloads

Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M

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A new biotechnology company demonstrated in lab mice its therapy for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, that overcomes limitations of current treatments. . . . → Read More: Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M