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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

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

Patent Board Rules for Broad Inst. in Crispr Case

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A U.S. patent appeals board ruled that the Broad Institute at Harvard and MIT is the discoverer of Crispr gene editing techniques in animal cells. . . . → Read More: Patent Board Rules for Broad Inst. in Crispr Case

Exosomes Shown to Block Broad Covid-19 Variant Range

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Tiny natural bubbles with infection-receptor proteins found in blood are shown in lab mice to divert and prevent SARS-CoV-2 viruses from infecting real cells. . . . → Read More: Exosomes Shown to Block Broad Covid-19 Variant Range

Patent Awarded for Opioid Risk System with Geographic Data

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A company analyzing public health data by geography and social factors received a patent for its system identifying likely opioid addiction hot spots. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Opioid Risk System with Geographic Data

Biotechs Partner on Agitation Detection Technology

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Two developers of treatments and tools for neurological diseases are developing a system for early detection of agitation, a symptom of psychiatric disorders. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Agitation Detection Technology

Fine-Tuning Process Devised for Gene Therapies

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Researchers designed a technique to adjust the volume of proteins from gene therapy released into patients, providing more control for complex diseases. . . . → Read More: Fine-Tuning Process Devised for Gene Therapies

Patent Awarded for Safer Cancer Drug Delivery

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A pharmaceutical R&D company is receiving a patent for its process that encapsulates and better targets chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Safer Cancer Drug Delivery

Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

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Biochemists created a polymer film derived from soy proteins in a sustainable process that can replace many of today’s single-use plastics. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range

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Researchers at two Virginia universities developed an experimental vaccine that in tests with pigs protects against SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses. . . . → Read More: Test Vaccine Protects Against Wide Coronavirus Range