Read more: https://bit.ly/2QQNfJk
Singapore-based NSG BioLabs, a new incubator for biotech startups, has officially launched today, setting up the first co-working laboratory and office space in the city-state’s research and development hub for biomedical sciences.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2rMwW6z
Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, the US$131 million venture capital fund started by Jack Ma, plans to boost investments in Hong Kong’s biotech startups that could become the next unicorn, expanding its focus from fintech and AI.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2Q4r0zX
Hong Kong is betting on biotechnology for the future as mapped out in the recent Budget but private sector investments are so anaemic that the few players around fear the industry may never take off in the city.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2yvGm6T
OSAKA, Japan, /PRNewswire/ — Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Shionogi” or “the Company”) announces that the Company has concluded an agreement with Eddingpharm (hereafter “Eddingpharm”) to license-out lusutrombopag, a thrombopoietin receptor agonist (brand name in Japan: MULPLETA®).
Read more: https://prn.to/2XONsh1
Anne Wojcicki is 45 minutes late, something so encoded in her habits as 23andMe’s CEO that employees have stopped complaining about it. They know it’s hardwired.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2Y3y6sW
Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77 million Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140 million since the business was founded back in 2011.
Read more: https://tcrn.ch/2XMmG8Y
Cancer sucks, but there are some exciting developments on the research front. In the last month alone, we’ve seen regulators consider a CRISPR therapy that directly targets tumor cells—a first for the U.S.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2RereTX
Evolve BioSystems’ dietary supplement works by reintroducing a beneficial gut bacteria that is missing in today’s babies
Read more: http://bit.ly/2J4Af0l
Researchers at Tel Aviv University managed to successfully print the first ever 3D heart that uses cells and biological materials from a patient.
Read more: https://engt.co/2GoJp5g
LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs show that, 7,000 years ago, leather was being turned into all manner of things, from sandals to buckets to military equipment.
Read more: http://econ.st/2wRzEIG