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Venture Fund to Back Covid-19 Start-Ups

Caspr Biotech

A life science incubator company plans to fund eight start-up enterprises developing diagnostics, vaccines, or treatments for the Covid-19 pandemic. . . . → Read More: Venture Fund to Back Covid-19 Start-Ups

Engineered Probiotic Maker Gains $2.3M Seed Funding

Zack Abbott and John Oliver

A developer of genetically-modified bacteria designed to work in the gut is raising $2.3 million more in seed funds to expand its product line. . . . → Read More: Engineered Probiotic Maker Gains $2.3M Seed Funding

Wearable Defibrillator Maker Gains $145.6M

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The developer of a patch device that monitors and adjusts heart rhythms to prevent sudden cardiac death is raising $145.6 million in a new venture funds. . . . → Read More: Wearable Defibrillator Maker Gains $145.6M

Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

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A business incubator in Massachusetts is seeking entrepreneurs and their companies developing medical devices for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. . . . → Read More: Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

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A spin-off enterprise from a pioneering Crispr research lab is raising $45 million in venture funds to develop diagnostics and other applications. . . . → Read More: Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

Infographic – Google Market Value Reaches $1T

Alphabet market cap

Business data research company Statista charts the rise of the company’s market value since 2004, when Google began trading its shares on the Nasdaq exchange. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Google Market Value Reaches $1T

Women Founders Again Raise Small Share of Venture Funds

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In 2019, only one in five new companies worldwide receiving venture financing was founded or co-founded by a woman, about the same percentage as in 2018. . . . → Read More: Women Founders Again Raise Small Share of Venture Funds

New Company Developing Cell-Based Milk

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A biotechnology start-up enterprise plans to produce milk directly from mammary cells in the lab without crops, animals, or farms. . . . → Read More: New Company Developing Cell-Based Milk

Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

Global venture capital investing

Venture capital deal-making in the U.S. declined in the fourth quarter of 2019, but biotechnology start-ups remained the most sought-after investment targets of any sector. . . . → Read More: Venture Deals, Dollars Fall in Q4 2019; Biotech Stays Hot

UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises

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UPMC, the medical center affiliated with University of Pittsburgh, plans to invest $1 billion in life science advances, with spin-off companies as part of its strategy. . . . → Read More: UPMC to Invest $1 Billion in Medical Enterprises