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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

Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

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A biotechnology developer of treatments for autoimmune disorders with checkpoint receptor proteins is acquired by drug maker Gilead Sciences. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

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Tests with lab monkeys show a vaccine with a synthetic peptide lowers so-called bad cholesterol in blood for longer periods than a comparable monoclonal antibody. . . . → Read More: Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

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

Alzheimer’s Assn Collecting Real-World Therapy Data

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An advocacy group for Alzheimer’s disease care and research is establishing a network for collecting long-term safety and outcomes data from patients in real-world settings. . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Assn Collecting Real-World Therapy Data

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

Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

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Two companies working in women’s reproductive health are developing a new non-hormonal contraceptive that works in cervical mucous membranes. . . . → Read More: Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

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Two biotechnology companies say they discovered a peptide molecule with antimicrobial properties for faster identification and containment of food contamination outbreaks. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

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National Institutes of Health is financing a delivery method for gene-editing therapies to blood-forming stem cells with natural lipid bubbles instead of viruses. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates

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A developer of synthetic biology tools and components is acquiring a biological materials developer for its automation assets as the biotechnology industry consolidates. . . . → Read More: Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates