Baillie Gifford

UFGI Publication round-up week 6/10

2 monthes ago   |   Genetics Institute   |   2 articles

An Ancient Lineage of Highly Divergent Parvoviruses Infects both Vertebrate and Invertebrate Hosts. Pénzes JJ, de Souza WM, Agbandje-McKenna M, Gifford RJ. Viruses. 2019 Jun...
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With CRISPR's Help, KSQ Touts 13 Cancer Drugs And Bags Another $80M

With CRISPR's Help, KSQ Touts 13 Cancer Drugs And Bags Another $80M

10 monthes ago   |   Xconomy

Can CRISPR-Cas9, the landmark genome editing tool, help speed up drug discovery? That was the pitch behind KSQ Therapeutics when it started up in 2015. Three years later, the...
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Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

Indigo Adds $250M as It Expands Reach Into Agricultural Supply Chain

11 monthes ago   |   Xconomy

Indigo Ag started as a company focused on microbial agriculture-finding microorganisms to develop into seed coatings intended to boost crop yields. While microbiology remains a...
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All Aboard the Jungle Express!

All Aboard the Jungle Express!

11 monthes ago   |   News Center

By Lida Gifford In the quest to find the key to a rainforest dwelling bacterium's lignin-degrading ability, researchers at the Department of Energy 's Joint BioEnergy Institute...
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Akili Grabs $55M, Seeking FDA Approval of First Video Game Therapy

Akili Grabs $55M, Seeking FDA Approval of First Video Game Therapy

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Akili Interactive Labs has scooped up another pile of cash to help bring its first product to the market-an experimental mobile video game aimed at assessing and treating...
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Anti-Aging Startup Unity Bio Grabs $55M, Plans First Clinical Trial

Anti-Aging Startup Unity Bio Grabs $55M, Plans First Clinical Trial

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Unity Biotechnology is trying to treat age-related diseases where it says many of them start: the production of the cellular proteins that lead to the deterioration associated...
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Orchard Therapeutics Scoops Up $110M in Funding to Advance "Bubble Boy Syndrome" Gene Therapy

One year ago   |   BioSpace

Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital co-led the financing with significant new investments from Temasek and Cowen Healthcare Investments, alongside Juda Capital, Pavilion Capital...
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Orchard Therapeutics Scoops Up $110M in Funding Round

One year ago   |   BioSpace   |   2 articles

Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital co-led the financing with significant new investments from Temasek and Cowen Healthcare Investments, alongside Juda Capital, Pavilion Capital...
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Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

One year ago   |   Xconomy

In the past year, Indigo Ag has brought to the market five microbial seed treatments that help plants hold up to crop stresses, such as drought. The company now has its sights...
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UNITY Biotechnology Announces Extension of Series B Financing Bringing Total Round to $151 Million

2 years ago   |   San Diego Biotechnology   |   3 articles

Appoints Biotech Industry Veteran Graham Cooper to Board of Directors SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. , a privately held biotechnology...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

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VMware: “We Bought Carbon Black for $2.1B!” Analysts: “Oh. Why?”

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The deal VMware unveiled this week to buy cybersecurity firm Carbon Black trigged a heaping share of skepticism. “I'm having a hard time with the Carbon Black acquisition,”... Read more ...

GSK's Cancer Comeback Continues With Data for Multiple Myeloma Drug

GSK's Cancer Comeback Continues With Data for Multiple Myeloma Drug

An experimental GlaxoSmithKline treatment for multiple myeloma has achieved the main goal of a key study, and the drug maker plans to file for regulatory approval by the end of... Read more ...

ISAAA 2018 Report Reveals Biotech Crops Continue to Provide Solutions to...

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A total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation in 2018, the 23rd year of continuous biotech crop adoption, according to the Global Status of... Read more ...

Bio Roundup: Sarepta's Stumble, Opioid Suits, Shkreli's Legacy & More

Bio Roundup: Sarepta's Stumble, Opioid Suits, Shkreli's Legacy & More

Biotech news tends to slow down in August but the past seven days have been busy for regulatory decisions. Three drugs and two devices won FDA nods. Not all companies were as... Read more ...

Boston Tech Watch: Epstein, MIT Media Lab, Carbon Black, JRNI & More

Boston Tech Watch: Epstein, MIT Media Lab, Carbon Black, JRNI & More

A slower news week for Boston technology news, but not without its fireworks. Among them: Researchers are not taking the news well that MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito had... Read more ...

New BC Biotech Chinook Reels in $65M to Tackle Kidney Disease

New BC Biotech Chinook Reels in $65M to Tackle Kidney Disease

About 15 percent of adults in the US, or around 37 million people, are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There are very... Read more ...

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Henry Wan | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC Every year we all tend to pay a visit to the doctor to get ahead of cold and flu season. Nothing could be worse than being in the... Read more ...

VMware Dropping $4.8B to Buy Carbon Black, Pivotal Software

VMware Dropping $4.8B to Buy Carbon Black, Pivotal Software

VMware is shelling out big bucks for two companies to fill out its technology stack: developer platform Pivotal Software for $2.7 billion and cybersecurity firm Carbon Black... Read more ...

2020 Newly Elected Members of the EMB Administrative Committee

2020 Newly Elected Members of the EMB Administrative Committee

Congratulations to the 2020 Newly Elected Members of the EMB Administrative Committee. Latin America Representative Roberto Lavarello Pontificia Universidad Católica del... Read more ...