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New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

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Three new venture funds are seeking to invest up to $6.3 billion in start-up companies with advances in life sciences, health care, energy, and information technologies. . . . → Read More: New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

Nanotech Enzyme Process Boosts T-Cell Cancer Therapies

T-cells and cancer cells

A bioengineering team devised techniques for feasibly adding cancer-killing enzymes to engineered immune cells that in lab mice kill solid-tumor and blood cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Enzyme Process Boosts T-Cell Cancer Therapies

Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

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Engineers and neuroscientists developed a circuit that in lab mice connects implanted lab-grown brain tissue to the brain’s cognitive center and responds to visual stimuli. . . . → Read More: Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

Bone Regeneration Experiment Begun on Space Station

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An experiment is underway testing a bone repair biomaterial in lab mice under weightless conditions on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Bone Regeneration Experiment Begun on Space Station

Venture Investor to Back Semiconductor Start-Ups

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A technology investment company is partnering with a Silicon Valley incubator program to support start-up businesses developing new types of semiconductors. . . . → Read More: Venture Investor to Back Semiconductor Start-Ups

Sustained-Released Eye Treatment Company Raises $11.9M

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A company creating extended-release delivery techniques for eye therapies is raising $11.9 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Sustained-Released Eye Treatment Company Raises $11.9M

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

Preclinical 3-D Printed Breast Tissue Implant Study Begins

3-D printed breast implant

A study is underway testing 3-D printed regenerative breast tissue models, derived from genetically engineered plant cells, implanted in pigs. . . . → Read More: Preclinical 3-D Printed Breast Tissue Implant Study Begins

Trial Demonstrates 3-D Printed Ear Tissue Implant

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A patient in a clinical trial received an implant made of three-dimensional printed tissue to replace a deformed ear caused by microtia, a congenital condition. . . . → Read More: Trial Demonstrates 3-D Printed Ear Tissue Implant

Hydrogel Shown to Boost Beneficial Gut Microbes

Gut microbes

Tests with lab mice show a highly absorbent biocompatible gel promotes the growth of beneficial microbes associated with good metabolic health. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Shown to Boost Beneficial Gut Microbes