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Checkerspot Closes $5 Million Series Seed Financing

Dr. Andrew Cain McClary and David Greenwood Join Board of Directors BERKELEY, Calif., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Checkerspot Inc., a materials innovation company, announced today that it has closed its Series Seed financing for over $5 million. The round was led [...]

Gevo and Avfuel Enter into Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Agreement

First Long-Term Commercial Contract for Renewable Jet Fuel ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corporation, effective [...]

KnipBio Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant to Investigate Effect of Dietary Components on Fish Health

June 19, 2018 ​– ​KnipBio, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation to study how changes in diet can alleviate enteritis and other diseases in [...]

Modern Meadow Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever. Companies were selected for their potential to “transform society and industry” and “shape the [...]

The ‘New Pharma’: Synthetic biology reimagines drug development

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Oxitec to Apply New Generation of Self-Limiting Mosquito Technology to Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes

Oxitec’s first step into global malaria vector control efforts in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Agreement covers the first strain of Oxitec’s genetically-engineered mosquitoes specifically designed to combat malaria vector Oxford, June 19, 2018– Oxitec, Ltd. [...]