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CEPI Assessing Advanced RNA Nanoparticle Vaccine

Zika virus

An international health organization is evaluating a new type of vaccine made with biodegradable RNA nanoparticles to help head off future viral pandemics. . . . → Read More: CEPI Assessing Advanced RNA Nanoparticle Vaccine

Audio Digital Biomarkers Start-Up Raises $3.7M in Seed Funds

MD with stethoscope

A new company developing techniques to analyze internal physiological sounds captured by stethoscopes as health indicators is raising $3.7 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Audio Digital Biomarkers Start-Up Raises $3.7M in Seed Funds

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

Project to Sequence 20K Dog and Cat Genomes

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Some 20,000 dogs and cats are expected to have their genomes sequenced in the next 10 years for a publicly available database to enable precision medicine for pets. . . . → Read More: Project to Sequence 20K Dog and Cat Genomes

BioNTech to Provide Personal Cancer Immunotherapies in UK

Vials and bottles

The biotechnology company BioNTech SE is partnering with the U.K. government to provide up to 10,000 personalized cancer immunotherapy treatments by 2030. . . . → Read More: BioNTech to Provide Personal Cancer Immunotherapies in UK

Biotech Alliance Creating Circular RNA Cancer Drug

Cancer on clipboard

A partnership of biotechnology components and therapy companies aims to develop new drugs made from circular forms of RNA, starting with a colorectal cancer treatment. . . . → Read More: Biotech Alliance Creating Circular RNA Cancer Drug

Protein Chemistry Biotech Gains Collaboration, Venture Funds

DNA molecule model

An enterprise discovering new drugs with optical light-based protein chemistry is emerging from stealth, including work with biopharmaceutical company Genentech. . . . → Read More: Protein Chemistry Biotech Gains Collaboration, Venture Funds

Company Started for Gene Editing Rare Inherited Diseases

Mitochondria illustration

A new enterprise is formed to develop gene-editing therapies for mitochondrial disorders, rare inherited mutations in the energy centers of cells. . . . → Read More: Company Started for Gene Editing Rare Inherited Diseases

Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

Mature neuron

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

Over-the-Counter Naloxone Receiving Faster FDA Review

Nasal spray

The opioid overdose drug naloxone in nasal spray form is receiving priority review from the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter drug. . . . → Read More: Over-the-Counter Naloxone Receiving Faster FDA Review