Materials Related News

Lygos Raises $15.5 Million to Accelerate Delivery of Clean and Sustainable Biology-Based Performance Materials

BERKELEY, Calif., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lygos, Inc. (Lygos), a leading biotechnology company focused on creating new biology based products, today announced the closing of a $15.5 million Series B financing led by IA Ventures and First [...]

Checkerspot raises $5M to bring new high performance sustainable materials from microalgae

For millennia, civilization has depended on a handful of  plant oils for food, medicine, and agriculture, including canola, soy, peanut, coconut, palm, corn, sunflower, and olive oil. Today, these same natural triglyceride vegetable oils serve as the building blocks for [...]

Ecovative Partners with CNC Exotic Mushrooms to Reach EU Market

Green Island, NY — Ecovative Design is partnering with Netherlands-based CNC Exotic Mushrooms to exclusively distribute its raw materials in Europe, supporting a growing ecosystem of mycelium-based companies and products throughout the European Union. Ecovative uses its mycelium bio-fabrication platform to [...]

Prellis Biologics Achieves Unprecedented Speed and Resolution in 3D Printing of Human Tissue With Capillaries

Breakthrough solves a major hurdle in organ and tissue engineering, essential to the goal of eliminating organ transplant waiting list SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prellis Biologics, a San Francisco-based 3D tissue printing company, announced that it has reached record speed and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]